Level Three Music


NCEA Level 3 with Achievement Standards

Entry Requirement

Open to all students who took music at Level 2, but also open to musicians studying it for the first time at a senior level. It is strongly advised that students be able to sing or play an instrument upon starting the course.


Approx $25 for the year. This is to cover all printing, photocopying, DVDs and CDs required over the duration of the course.

Course Outline

Students will learn to perform, compose, research, analyse music from different styles, and develop their theory knowledge and aural skills.

Students will choose a combination of 14-24 credits based on individual strengths.

Performances are in the Auditorium in front of an audience. These can be outside of school. For example, Gold Guitars, Competitions etc.



AS 91416 - Perform as a soloist    8 credits

AS 91417 - Perform as a soloist on a second instrument    4 credits

AS 91418 - Perform as an ensemble    4 credits

AS 91419 - Compose music    8 credits

AS 91424 - Arrange music    4 credits

AS 91425 - Research a music topic    6 credits


AS 91421 - Understanding of harmony and tonality    4 credits

AS 91423 - Examine influence of Context on a substantial music work    4 credits

Where Does It Lead

University and Polytechnic programmes. To be industry ready

Further Information

Ms Watts