Music Level 1
The components of music studied in Years 9 and 10 continue to be developed in Level 1 Music. You will continue to focus on performance and composition skills. You will study a musical work and will continue working on your understanding of music theory, sitting one external examination at the end of the year. This course is flexible with the ability to choose which pieces you would like to do for performances as well as how you would like to compose your own music – e.g. through traditional notation methods, using a DAW such as GarageBand or songwriting with lyrics and chords. Students can create their own songs in groups or as an individual which can count towards both the composition and performance standards.
Composition: Students must compose two original pieces.
Performance: Students are required to prepare and perform two solo pieces and a single group piece. Students can use their compositions for performance.
Theory: Students will work on music theory and analysing scores. This is an external exam.
Music Works: An in depth study of two works of varying styles and eras. One music work has been studied in year 10, so this standard is only available for those who have taken year 10 music.
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 10 Music
• Performing Proficiency 1-2 years of lessons minimum
• Theoretical Knowledge - Grade 2 ABRSM or equivalent, and/or a pass in Year 10 Music
To be able to participate in this course, students must have competent skills in performance, theory, composition and be able to play an instrument at a good standard.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students must have their own or hire a musical instrument in which they are to specialise
Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
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