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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, and 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 Core English

What is the cost of this subject?

  • Nil

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Compulsory BYOD with composition software from year 10 

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

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Music of the 20th Century
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: 20%
• Performance
Summative internal assessment 2: 20%
• Composition
  Semester 2Film Music
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: 35%
• Integrated project
Summative internal assessment 4: 25%
• Examination
Year 11Unit 1Designs
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 2Identities
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 3Innovations
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 4Narratives
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 03 September 2019
Last updated 03 September 2019