MSS301

NCEA Level 3 Music Studies 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron

This Achievement Standards course offers a range of standards from both the Music Studies and Practical Music domains. There are 50 credits available and students will be advised on constructing a course comprising approximately 20 credits.

This is an University Entrance Approved Subject


Course Overview

Term 1
Students are introduced to the range of standards on offer.

The students will pick one 8 credit standard and one 4 or 6 credit standard to work on.

Students also are given the opportunity to develop their skills in the 3 external standards so they can choose how many they would like to enter.

If students are studying composition or song writing their first piece is due at the end of the term.

Term 2
Students confirm the standards they would like to enter and in consultation with the teacher devise a course of study to ensure all work is completed by the end of the year.

Students studying solo performance present their first recital.

Students studying composition or song writing: their second piece is due at the end of the term

Term 3
Students continue to work on the standards they are entered for

Students studying composition or song writing: their third piece is due at the end of the term.

There is an increasing focus on the external standards as the term progresses.

Term 4
Students focus on the external exams and continue working on any standards they are yet to complete.

Students studying solo performance present their second recital.

Recommended Prior Learning

Compulsory: A minimum of 12 Music Level 2 credits
Preferable: Performance and theory ability to at least Grade 4

Pathway

Careers in the music industry: performing, songwriting, composing, live music entertainment, music education, music production, artist management, marketing and PR, music journalism, recording engineering, music arranging.

The unique skills of the musician are becoming increasingly marketable in a world where communication, confidence, creativity and innovation give graduates an edge. Music plays a central part in the games we play, our social media and our real-life gathering places.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 58 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 46 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91416 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91417 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.2 - Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91418 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

A.S. 91419 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91420 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.5 - Integrate aural skills into written representation
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91421 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91422 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.7 - Analyse a substantial music work
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91423 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.8 - Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91424 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.9 - Create two arrangements for an ensemble
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91425 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91849 v1
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 58
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 58

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.