NCEA Level 2 Music

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Stunell

Recommended Prior Learning

The prerequisite for 12 Music is at least achieving the performance standards at Level 1 Music or please see Mrs Stunell to confirm that you meet the standard so you can be successful in this subject.

Level 2 Music is mainly performance based. Students need to be capable of performing songs or pieces of music on an instrument or as a singer to a reasonably high standard. As part of 12 Music, students will perform as a soloist and as a member of a group.

Level 2 Music follows on from Level 1 Music.

This course is divided into four main areas

  • Performing music as a soloist
  • Performing music as a member of a group
  • Study and research New Zealand Music
  • Compose music and songs

Students will be offered free instrumental tuition in piano, guitar, drums and voice.

 Career Pathways include, Musician, Teacher, Music Producer, Composer, Sound Engineer and Music Therapist 




NCEA Level 3 Music

Career Pathways

Sound Technician, Musician, Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher

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Pathway Tags

Music: Promoter, Stage Manager, Events Manager, Singer/Musician, Primary or High School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Music Therapist, Music Teacher, Sound engineer, Radio Announcer, Music Performer, Production Assistant (Film/Television) Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter

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