L1MUS

Music Level 1

Course Description

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

or

• 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

Pathway

Credit Information

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91090 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91091 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91092 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91094 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91095 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0