Level Two Music


NCEA Level 2 with Achievement Standards

Entry Requirement

Open to all students who took music at Level 1, 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 and analyse music from different styles, and develop their theory knowledge and aural skills.

Students will choose a combination of 20-24 credits based on individual strengths.

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



AS 91270 - Perform as a soloist    6 credits

AS 91274 - Perform as a soloist on a second instrument    3 credits

AS 91272 - Perform as an ensemble    4 credits

AS 91271 - Compose music    6 credits

AS 91273 - Create an instrumentation    4 credits


AS 91275 - Aural skills    4 credits

AS 91276 - Score reading    4 credits

Where Does It Lead

NCEA Level 3

University and Polytechnic programmes

Further Information

Ms Watts