Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Lea
This course develops practical and academic skills in preparation for
senior study. Students cover notation, aural training, exploration through song-writing and utilize theoretical knowledge into practice (equivalent to
the ABRSM Grade 2 level). Students study western art music and compare
styles according to the NCEA Level 1 Music Works standard. Instrument tuition is
compulsory with school itinerant teachers and/or private teacher reaching
at least Grade 2 ABRSM level. Participation in co-curricular music groups is
compulsory (Choirs, Brass Band) and all voice students must be in one of the school choirs. The opportunity to perform at Assemblies and external competitions is encouraged. 6 NCEA Level 1credits are built into the course and there are optional credits available. The opportunity to sit the Associated Board for the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) music exams is encouraged.