Level 3 Music
As in earlier levels, students are encouraged to identify the aspects of Music which interest and motivate them the most, and to then choose standards to encourage learning and development in those areas. Dependent on the chosen focus, students may continue to develop their creative thinking in composition, or engage in an independent research topic in a area of interest. In the past, some students have conducted ensembles, composed music for film, composed songs for a musical, performed to a high level on their instrument, researched matters of music therapy or jazz singing - the possibilities are endless.
Students will meet with HOLA Music to plan their coursework and standards for the year. Students are encouraged to take between 14 and 26 credits depending on their interests, strengths, future pathways and overall workload.
Students may focus on performance, creating music or musicology.
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 12 Music course or with approval from the HOD Music.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 42 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 38 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 42
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:
- meeting any course entry requirements
- minimum class sizes
- the availability of teaching staff
and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.