Level 2 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr Filimoehala

Welcome to Music at Level Two of the National Qualifications Framework. This is an opportunity for students to extend their musical knowledge from Level One.

Specific skills learned  

PERFORMANCE: This involves performing in front of an audience as a soloist and as a member of a group.

INSTRUMENTATION & COMPOSITION: These standards involve writing existing music for instruments and composing 2 original pieces (optional). You will develop skills on Sibelius and other music software to score your work.

AURAL PERCEPTION: This standard involves demonstrating aural understanding through written representation. This part of the course is assessed externally at the end of year exam.

RESEARCH: You will demonstrate knowledge of the NZ Music Industry.


Level 3 Music

Leads on to music level 3 or a music course

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

20 pocket clearfile folder, pen, pencil, ruler, eraser, headphones, USB drive, 1B5 exercise book

Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally you would have gained credits in performance and composition at Level 1. Students who have not studied music before should discuss options with the HOL. It is advised that students enter into this course with at least some music literacy and/or performance skills. It is crucial therefore that these students stay well aware of their overall credit tallies from all  subjects so that they stay on track in terms of completing their NCEA Level 2 Certificate.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91270 v2 Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
A.S. 91272 v2 Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
A.S. 91274 v2 Making Music 2.2 - Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
A.S. 91278 v2 Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Pathway Tags

Diversional Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Musician, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter


Any information, costs or standards may change.