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Music Performance — Ensemble 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 for the students what they 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
  • performing 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  Expression of musical ideas. 
UM2  Application of knowledge and understanding of style, structure, and conventions.

Performing Music

The specific features are as follows:

PM1  Application of musical skills in refining and presenting performances.
PM2  Use of musical techniques relevant to the style(s). 
PM3  Stylistic interpretation, including the effectiveness of the performance. 
PM4  Responsiveness and collaboration within the ensemble.

Responding to Music 

The specific features are as follows:

RM1 Discussion of key musical elements of the repertoire.
RM2  Critique and evaluation of own learning within music.