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Music

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? Yes (General Subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4

What is Music? 

Music fosters creative and expressive communication. It allows students to develop musicianship through making (composition and performance) and responding (musicology).

Through composition, performance and musicology, students use and apply music elements and concepts. They apply their knowledge and understanding to convey meaning and/or emotion to an audience.

Students use essential literacy skills to engage in a multimodal world. They demonstrate practical music skills, analyse and evaluate music in a variety of contexts, styles and genres.


What makes a student suited to Music?
Students who achieve success in Music are those who enjoy:
  • Using sound and silence as a means of personal expression. 
  • Expressing intellect, imagination and emotion and the exploration of values. 
  • Developing their practical and creative potential 
  • Making an ongoing contribution to the culture of their community 
  • Being creative and adaptable thinkers and problem solvers 
  • Being disciplined and committed to music making. 

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

Year 9 - successful completion of Year 9 IMEX music (or by negotiation)

Year 10 - successful completion of Year 10 Music and minimum C Standard in Year 10 General English


What is the cost of this subject?

  • Nil

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Compulsory BYOD with composition software and Microsoft Office from Year 10 


What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1

Music History

Students will be developing their performing skills, composition skills and foundation theoretical knowledge. Students will engage with an overview of the history of music, which will serve as foundational knowledge to be utilised in future units.

Summative internal assessment 1: 20%
• Performance

 Summative internal assessment 2: 20%
• Composition​


  Semester 2

World Music
Students will investigate the characteristics of music from a variety of countries around the world. Beginning at home in Australia, then moving overseas to Asia, Africa and Europe, students consider how music of different cultures has been shaped throughout history.

Summative internal assessment 3: 35%
• Integrated project

Summative internal assessment 4: 25%
• Examination


Year 11Unit 1

Designs
Through inquiry learning, the following is explored: How does the treatment and combination of different music elements enable musicians to design music that communicates meaning through performance and composition?

Formative internal assessment 1: 20%
• Performance

Formative internal assessment 2: 20%
• Composition


Unit 2

Identities
Through inquiry learning, the following is explored: How do musicians use their understanding of music elements, concepts and practices to communicate cultural, political, social and personal identities when performing, composing and responding to music?

Formative internal assessment 3: 35%
• Integrated project

 

Formative internal assessment 4: 25%
• Examination


Year 12Unit 3

Innovations
Through inquiry learning, the following is explored: How do musicians incorporate innovative music practices to communicate   meaning when performing and composing?

Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): 20%
• Performance

 

Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): 20%
• Composition


Unit 4

Narratives
Through inquiry learning, the following is explored: How do musicians manipulate music elements to communicate narrative when performing, composing and responding to music?

Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): 35%
• Integrated project​


Summative external assessment (EA): 25%
• Examination






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Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022