Level 1 Music

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Muir

Entry Guidelines

Year 10 Music or performance skills equivalent to someone who has had two years of lessons.

This course is designed to carry through to Levels 2 and 3, based on music performance both solo and in groups. There will be opportunities to perform at NCEA Recitals, school assemblies, Mahi Toi and Rockquest. Students will be encouraged to perform their own compositions and given support to use their music knowledge and composition skills. Students will gain the techniques needed to perform confidently. It is expected that students will be enrolled in itinerant tuition either through the college or privately. The course will be preparing students for external examinations ;1.4 Aural skills and 1.5 Knowledge and Conventions used in Scores. 

Students will complete the standards below or negotiate other alternatives as appropriate. A maximum of between 16-18 credits is preferred.

This course is not endorsable when structured as the table below describes. Students wishing to endorse this course would need to negotiate to be entered into an external standard.




Level 2 Music

Music performer, composer for music groups or media, sound engineer for music/theatre companies, music journalist, events coordinator,

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25.00 workbooks/workshops
Prices may be subject to change

Pathway Tags

Promoter, Stage Manager, Events Manager, Singer/Musician, Teaching, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist, Music Teacher, Sound engineer, Radio Announcer, Music Performer, Production Assistant (Film/Television)


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.