Level 2 Music Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Norman

Recommended Prior Learning

It is expected that students will have had a minimum of 4 years of performance experience/tuition on an instrument, to be able to undertake the required Solo and Group Performance assessments. 

Music Studies 

This course is designed for students who wish to follow a more traditional pathway. The Music Studies class will cover solo performance, theory, composition and provide a concentrated study for the learners who intend to sit Externals. Students will explore different musical genres and styles of notation through practical-based portfolio work including Orchestral and Concert Band projects. This is a critical pathway for students who wish to study Classical Music at University.

 Students are able to choose from the following standards to design a course that suits their needs.

For a course endorsement, students must complete one external achievement standard.

Standards covered in this course:

  • Solo Performance

  • Group Performance

  • Composition 

  • Second Instrument

  • Instrumentation

  • External: Score Analysis exam

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Music

Career Pathways

Musician, Private Teacher/Tutor, Entertainer, Sound Technician, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Dancer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician, Actor, Television Presenter