Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 2 Performance Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr H. Renaud.

Recommended Prior Learning

11MUO, 11MUC or HOD approval

The 12PMU course consists of a combination of NCEA Level 2 internally and externally assessed standards that focus on the musical disciplines of: Solo Performance, Group Performance, Music Works and Research. 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.

Course Overview

Term 1
Instrumentation and Group Performance

Term 2
NZ Research, Group Performance and Solo Performance

Term 3
NZ Research and Solo Performance

Term 4
Solo Performance and Second Instrument (Optional)

Learning Areas:

Creative Arts


NCEA Level 3 Contemporary Music, NCEA Level 3 Music

Career Pathways


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery