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Music Explorations Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2017 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2019.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Assessment design criteria

Assessment design criteria

The assessment design criteria are based on the learning requirements and are used by:

  • teachers to clarify what the students need to learn
  • teachers and assessors to design opportunities for students to provide evidence of their learning at the highest possible level of achievement.

The assessment design criteria consist of specific features that:

  • students should demonstrate in their learning
  • teachers and assessors look for as evidence that students have met the learning requirements.

For this subject the assessment design criteria are:

  • understanding music
  • exploring and experimenting with music
  • responding to music.

The specific features of these criteria are described below.

The set of assessments, as a whole, must give students opportunities to demonstrate each of the specific features by the completion of study of the subject.

Understanding Music 

The specific features are as follows:

UM1 Development of knowledge and understanding of musical elements. 
UM2  Expression of musical ideas.

Exploring and Experimenting with Music 

The specific features are as follows:

EEM1  Application of knowledge and understanding of musical elements to explore and experiment with music.
EEM2 Exploration of and experimentation with musical styles, influences, techniques, and/or production. 
EEM3  Synthesis of findings from exploration of and experimentation with music. 

Responding to Music

The specific features are as follows:

RM1 Application of musical literacy skills. 
RM2  Analysis and discussion of musical works. 
RM3  Reflection on and critique of own learning within music.