Whanganui Girls' College

Our Programmes

Music

Music

Music in Year 9

Year 9 music is a two term option course. The students get an opportunity to learn basic keyboard skills. Students form groups and perform songs of their choice. Students also get the opportunity to perform in front of live audiences both in the school and community. There is also a unit of introduction to different styles of music. They get the foundation of critical thinking making them more informed and engaged musicians.

Music in Year 10

Year 10 music expands on the introductory course at year 9. The students get the groundwork required to allow them to achieve NCEA credits in the Senior school. They are instructed in ear training, composition, group and solo performance as well as history of styles and critical analysis. The students have opportunities to perform in front of audiences both in the school and in the community. Upon completion of the course, they are ready to enter the senior course and able to perform at a level in accordance with NCEA standards.

Music in Year 11

Students will learn how to perform their own music and the music of others in an individual capacity and in groups they will compose, improvise, transcribe and arrange music, show understanding of music by identifying, describing, comparing, analysing and classifying musical work.

Music in Year 12

The course builds on the foundation of the Level one course in teaching students how to perform their own music and the music of others in an individual capacity and in groups they will compose, improvise, transcribe and arrange music, show understanding of music by identifying, describing, comparing, analysing and classifying musical work.

Music in Year 13

During the course, students perform their own music and the music of others, in an individual capacity and in groups, where they will compose, improvise, transcribe and arrange music; show understanding of music by identifying, describing, comparing, analysing and classifying.