NCEA Level 3 Music

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Stunell

Level 3 Music follows on from Level 2 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 a Music topic
  • Compose music and songs

All 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

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Recommended Prior Learning

The prerequisite for 13 Music is at least achieving the performance standards at Level 2 Music or please see Mrs Stunell to confirm that you meet the standard so you can be successful in this subject.

Level 3 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 13 Music, students will perform as a soloist and as a member of a group.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91416 v2 Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
A.S. 91418 v2 Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
A.S. 91419 v2 Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
A.S. 91425 v2 Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
6r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.

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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