Level 1 Music

11MU
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms E. Steedman

Year 11 Music is a course which offers plenty of variety. Students learn about different pieces of music, work in a band, vocal or chamber music group, learn about creating music and extend their knowledge of music theory.

All students will focus on their solo performance and developing their musicianship and technical skills.  This can be an instrument or voice.  Some students use this for their group performance and others extend their skills on a different instrument which fits into the group.

Music knowledge is developed by studying two pieces of music over the year and looking at the history, context and background from two contrasting genres.

Students will then select if they would like to work towards music composition (songwriting/digital music or notated composition) OR enter the external score reading exam.  Those with background in music reading may work towards both of these standards.

What skills do you learn in Music?

We are always working on developing our instrumental/voice skills.  Learning an instrument teaches you to develop practice skills along with self discipline and confidence.  Working in a performance group teaches you how to work in a team and builds your self confidence when working with others.  Music knowledge extends your research and analytical skills.  Composition extends your creative thinking and lets you express your own musical ideas.  Performing for others develops your resilience and confidence, and allows you to understand your own performance capability in a supportive environment.  Great preparation for job interviews, driving tests and presentations!




Pathway

Level 2 Music

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion or Year 10 Music is recommended but not essential. Students with some background in an instrument or voice may meet the entry requirements – please check Miss Steedman.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91090 v3 Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
1
I
6
A.S. 91091 v3 Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
1
I
4
A.S. 91092 v3 Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
1
I
6
A.S. 91094 v3 Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91095 v3 Music 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts
1
I
6
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.