Year 10 Elective Course
The Year 10 Elective Music course expands on the wide range of experiences and contexts in Year 9.
Through exploring Western Art Music periods through studying small and large ensembles, and developing contemporary song writing skills in Year 10, students can experiment with content and assessments that prepare them for both Music 1 and 2 trajectories, facilitating the opportunity to see which course would be most appropriate for them into Year 11 and 12.
Music I (Preliminary and HSC course)
Students who choose this option need no prerequisite, however due to the academic rigour at Reddam House, it is strongly recommended that students taking this option have experience as performers on at least one instrument or voice.
It is suitable for students with diverse musical backgrounds, both formal and informal, including those with an interest in popular music.
It is delivered at the rate of eight 55-minute periods every fortnight. Students are also required to study a musical instrument and perform in an ensemble.
Music II (Preliminary and HSC course)
Students who choose Music II must have completed the Years 7–10 Mandatory and Additional Study courses.
Focusing on Western Art music, it is suitable for students with a formal background in music, and requires a high level of music literacy, advanced performance skills (around AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent at entry to Year 11), and an aptitude for composition and musicology.
In addition to eight 55-minute periods every fortnight, students must also study an instrument and perform in an ensemble.
Music Extension (HSC course)
This unit is an extension for those enrolled in the Music II course. An extra period is timetabled each week and students are required to research their repertoire and expand their understanding of what it is to be a performer in these styles through their presentation of a viva and assembly of a portfolio of work
In the HSC exam, they are required to complete 3 extra performance works for external examination, including a chamber ensemble performance.
Further information about our academic music programme may be addressed to the Head of Music (Academic), at Courtaney.Wood@reddamhouse.com.au.