Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 3 Music Studies 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron.

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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.

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