L3 Music - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. McLarin

Level 3 Music - Straight Outta Helensville

At Level 3 you will be creating music that expresses your thoughts, dreams and observations, and continuing to develop your musical voice by taking inspiration from your surroundings. By learning and demonstrating practical skills in music creation, performance, and research, you will obtain an understanding of music as a function of society, and the impact this can have on yourself and the wider world. Successful 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.

N.B. If you are wanting to use Music as a UE subject, then you MUST take both Semester A and Semester B.

First the focus will be on song writing and developing performance skills as a group. This is all work that is preparing us for the competitions that we enter during Term Two.

Next, we put all of our work into practice. We perform at Rockquest early in the term, and then move to recording and entering our songs into Play it Strange. As well as this, there will be in school performances, and the chance to perform in the school production.

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 12 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.

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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. 91849 v1 Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 12

* 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: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 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.