Music (MUS) - NCEA Level 2
Minimum Entry Standard: 18 credits in Level 1 Music or entry at the discretion of the HOD Music.
The aim of the senior music course is to help students to explore the potential of sounds and technologies to create, interpret and represent music ideas. They will develop literacies in Music, learn to communicate musically and to effectively perform in a variety of situations. Students will develop confidence and explore their own musical identity. The Year 12 course offers 9 standards which has a total of 42 available credits from both Achievement Standards and Unit Standards. A 24 credit course is to be selected by each student to make a full course of study. It is expected that all students do either the external 2.6 or 2.7 examination so that they have the requirements needed for subject endorsement (they may choose to do both).
Course Content: Refer to the Senior Curriculum Handbook to view the Achievement Standards offered in this course.
Progression on to NCEA Level 3:
Music Technology: Credits in Music Technology Unit Standards may be offered to interested students. This will involve work in the recording studio and in live recording situations. These credits may be done in addition to the NCEA course work, or a student may substitute these for existing NCEA credits, on the advice of the HOD.
Progression to NCEA Level 3: To study Music at Level 3 it will be necessary to have achieved 18 credits in Level 2. Entry may also be achieved in consultation with the HOD Music.
1. Are any of the standards compulsory?
No, none of the standards are compulsory at Level 2. There is flexibility in the course for you to choose a programme that best suits your interests and abilities.
2.How much writing is required for Level 2 Music?
There is writing required for 2.9 (Aspect of NZ Music) and 2.7 (Understanding Two Music Works). Some writing is also required for Music Technology standards US27657 and US 27703
3.The Music Technolgy standards are Unit Standards. Does this mean I can only get Achieved credits?
The Music Technology standards are Unit Standards that have been written by NZQA. Because of this you can achieve them at Merit and Excellence Level.
4.Do I need to learn a second instrument?
It is not compulsory to learn a second instrument, but if you are already learning more than one then you have the opportunity to gain the standard 2.2 (Perform on a Second Instrument)