11MUO

Cambridge Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Petch

The 11MUO course from 2023 onwards will follow the Cambridge Exam syllabus (iGCSE).  In addition, students taking Cambridge Music in 11MUO will automatically collect all the NCEA INTERNAL credits listed below as much of the course content is able to be cross-credited ie no additional work or assessment is required. Sitting the two NCEA EXTERNAL examinations will be optional for Cambridge students.

The Cambridge Music syllabus comprises the following elements:

Performance - 30%. Two pieces of solo performance and one group performance are required. These are internally assessed and externally moderated by Cambridge examiners.

Composing - 30%. Two contrasting compositions must be completed. These are internally assessed and externally moderated by Cambridge examiners

Listening - 40%. An externally assessed listening/written exam.

Following external moderation and assessment, one holistic grade for the course will be awarded by the Cambridge Examination Board in the range A*-E

Full details of the Cambridge iGCSE can be found here: 

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-igcse-music-0410/

Students selecting this course are required to take weekly lessons on their instrument in addition to the classroom lessons. These lessons may be accessed through the school's Itinerant Music Teachers' scheme (free of charge) or with a private tutor outside of school (paid lessons). Please ask any of the Music Department staff for advice and help if you are unsure about your suitability for this course.




Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Music AND HOD approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$40.00 Course Contribution
$10.00 Course Workbook
Cambridge Music Entry Fee - amount to be confirmed. Financial assistance will be available to Cambridge Music students experiencing hardship.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91090 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91092 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91093 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.4 - Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through transcription
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91094 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0