L2 Music - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. McLarin

Level 2 Music - Baby You Were Born To Run

At Level 2 you will be continuing to develop your skills as a Musician and Songwriter, as well as explore music on a New Zealand scale. By learning and demonstrating practical skills in music creation, performance, and research, you will develop a deeper connection and understanding of the music you listen to, as well as how it functions interacts within a more global context. Study in music requires passion, commitment and self-motivation, which are not only the skills required to follow a career in the Performing Arts, but skills that will serve you well in all aspects of life.

We will start by focusing on both of your solo performances, and a Music research project based around a New Zealand topic.

We finish our year off with the annual Music and Drama Awards.


L3 Music - Semester A, L3 Music - Semester B

Careers using Music, Drama, and Performing Arts include:
Musician (solo, band, orchestra), Music or Drama Teacher, Songwriter, Conductor, Actor (working in film, Television and Theatre), Theatre Technician, Stage Manager, Prop Builder, Arts Administrator, Barrister, Broadcaster, Choreographer, Cinematographer, Playwright, Copywriter.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Access to an instrument at home is a great bonus for this course. While you can do it without, you will make even more progress if you can continue your practice out of the classroom environment.

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Successful Completion of the Year 11 Music course, or by arrangement with Mr McLarin or Mr Roberts.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

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. 91278 v2 Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Musician, Teacher, 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, Lighting Technician, Model, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.