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Group 6 - The Arts and Electives

IB Music

Prerequisites

A high level of competency on an instrument or voice, including currently having lessons either at Carey or with an external teacher. A knowledge of music theory in order to successfully analyse musical works and complete the composition tasks. Recommended completion of Year 10 Music Elective.

Course Description and Aims

The IB Music course seeks to develop the student's knowledge and potential as musicians, both personally and collaboratively. IB Music students are required to study musical perception and actively listen to a wide range of music from different parts of the world, musical cultures and time periods. They also develop aural perception and understanding of music by learning about musical elements, including form and structure, notations, musical terminology and context. Through the course of study students become aware of how musicians work and communicate. In addition, the course enables students to:

  • enjoy lifelong engagement with the arts;
  • become informed, reflective and critical practitioners in the arts;
  • understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts;
  • explore and value the diversity of the arts across time, place and cultures;
  • express ideas with confidence and competence;
  • develop perceptual and analytical skills;
  • develop their knowledge and potential as musicians, both personally and collaboratively.

Curriculum Model Overview

Standard Level Component Higher Level Component
Core
  • Musical perception
Components
  • Musical perception
  • Creating
  • Solo performing
Options
Students choose one of the three options:
  • Creating
  • Solo performing
  • Group performing
 

Assessment at a Glance — Standard Level

Type of Assessment Format of Assessment Time
(hours)
Weighting
Final Grade (%)
External     50
Listening Paper Four musical perception questions. 2 30
Musical Links Investigation A written media script of 2,000 words or less, investigating the significant musical links between two or more pieces form distinct musical cultures.   20
Internal     50
Creating or Performing Students choose one of three options:
1. Creating: two pieces of coursework with recordings and written work.
2. Solo performing: a recording selected from pieces presented during one or more public performances.
3. Group performing: a recording selected from pieces presented during two or more public performances.
10 50

Assessment at a Glance — Higher Level

Type of Assessment Format of Assessment Time
(hours)
Weighting
Final Grade (%)
External     50
Listening Paper Five musical perception questions. 2.5 30
Musical Links Investigation A written media script of 2,000 words or less, investigating the significant musical links between two or more pieces form distinct musical cultures.   20
Internal     50
Creating and Performing 1. Creating: three pieces of coursework with recordings and written work.
2. Solo performing: a recording selected from pieces presented during one or more public performances.

 

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