Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 1 Contemporary Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Petch.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Music or HOD approval

The 11MUC course consists of a combination of NCEA Level 1 internally and externally assessed standards that focus on the musical disciplines of: Solo Performance, Group Performance, Composition, Aural and the study of two Music Works. Students selecting this course must be an instrumentalist or vocalist with a preference for working in the Contemporary Music genre and enjoy collaborative performing and composing/songwriting in small groups (bands within the class). 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.

Learning Areas:

Creative Arts


NCEA Level 2 Contemporary Music, Cambridge Level 2 Music, NCEA Level 2 Performance Music

Career Pathways


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