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Level A (Towards Foundation)

Level A Description

In Level A, students are exposed to music to assist them to listen to and explore sound and attend to and explore the world around them with as much independence as possible. They listen to and...

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Level A Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Exposure to sound and silence and ways of using voice, movement and/or instruments (VCAMUE001)

Music Practices

  1. Experience the use of voice and/or instruments through chants, songs and rhymes (VCAMUM002)

Present and Perform

  1. Be involved in music performances (VCAMUP003)

Respond and Interpret

  1. React to music (VCAMUR004)

Level A Achievement Standard

By the end of Level A, students improvise and perform music. They explore, as appropriate, the sound and feel of their voices and instruments.

Students react to music they listen to, make and perform.

Level B (Towards Foundation)

Level B Description

In Level B, students explore music. They listen to and explore sound and how music can represent the world and that they can make music. They share their music with peers and experience music as...

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Level B Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore qualities of sounds and pitch and rhythm patterns using voice, movement, body percussion and/or instruments (VCAMUE005)

Music Practices

  1. Use voice and/or instruments to copy a chant, song and/or rhyme (VCAMUM006)

Present and Perform

  1. Perform music to express a given idea (VCAMUP007)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to own and others’ music (VCAMUR008)

Level B Achievement Standard

By the end Level B, students make and perform music using voice and/or instruments.

Students communicate responses to music they listen to, create and perform.

Level C (Towards Foundation)

Level C Description

In Level C, students explore music. They listen to and explore sound and learn about how music can represent the world and that they can make music to represent their ideas. They share their music...

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Level C Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore and imitate sounds and patterns using voice, movement, body percussion and/or instruments (VCAMUE009)

Music Practices

  1. Sing, use body percussion and/or play instruments to practise chants, songs and rhymes (VCAMUM010)

Present and Perform

  1. Perform a short piece of music they have learnt (VCAMUP011)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to music and explore why people make and listen to music (VCAMUR012)

Level C Achievement Standard

By the end of Level C, students make and perform music.

Students communicate ideas and feelings about aspects of music they create and perform and reasons why people make and listen to music.

Level D (Towards Foundation)

Level D Description

In Level D, students explore music. They listen to and explore sound and learn about how music can represent the world and that they can make music to represent their ideas about the world. They...

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Level D Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore and imitate sounds, pitch and rhythm patterns using, voice, movement, body percussion and/or instruments (VCAMUE013)

Music Practices

  1. Sing, use body percussion and/or play instruments to improvise patterns and practise chants, songs and rhymes (VCAMUM014)

Present and Perform

  1. Perform a piece of music they have learnt or perform a piece of music to communicate an idea (VCAMUP015)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to music and describe features they observe, including likes and dislikes (VCAMUR016)

Level D Achievement Standard

By the end of Level D, students compose and perform music to communicate ideas.

Students explore sounds through singing. They demonstrate rhythm skills by listening to and imitating simple musical beat and patterns. They describe the music they like and dislike.

Foundation Level

Foundation Level Description

In Foundation level, students explore music. They experiment with diverse sounds and discover how they can be effectively combined. They share their music with peers and experience a range...

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Foundation Level Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore sound and silence and ways of using their voices, movement and instruments to express ideas (VCAMUE017)

Music Practices

  1. Sing and play instruments to create and practise chants, songs and rhymes including those used by cultural groups in the local community (VCAMUM018)

Present and Perform

  1. Rehearse and perform songs and short instrumental pieces which they have learnt and composed (VCAMUP019)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to music, expressing what they enjoy and why (VCAMUR020)

Foundation Level Achievement Standard

By the end of Foundation, students sing and play instruments to communicate their experiences and ideas. They explore contrasting sounds and improvise with them. Students match pitch when singing. They understand and respond to the beat and simple rhythm patterns.

Students describe the music to which they listen, identifying what they enjoy and why.

Levels 1 and 2

Levels 1 and 2 Description

In Levels 1 and 2, students listen to and experiment with a range of sounds. They develop skills in imagining and creating and performing music which explores their ideas about the world. Students...

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Levels 1 and 2 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Use imagination and experimentation to explore musical ideas using voice, movement, instruments and body percussion (VCAMUE021)

Music Practices

  1. Sing and play instruments to improvise, compose and practise a repertoire of chants, songs and rhymes, including those used by cultural groups in the local community (VCAMUM022)

Present and Perform

  1. Rehearse and perform songs and instrumental music they have learnt and composed to communicate ideas to an audience (VCAMUP023)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to music, communicating their preferences and discussing where and why people in their local area make and perform music, including the music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (VCAMUR024)

Levels 1 and 2 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 2 students use imagination, their voices and instruments to improvise, compose, arrange and perform music. They explore and make decisions about ways of organising sounds to communicate ideas. They achieve intended effects and demonstrate accuracy when performing and composing.

They describe ways contrasts and effects can be created in music they listen to, compose and perform and their understanding of the purposes of music in different social and cultural contexts.

Levels 3 and 4

Levels 3 and 4 Description

In Levels 3 and 4, learning in Music involves students making and responding to music independently and collaboratively with their peers and teachers.

Students extend their understanding of the...

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Levels 3 and 4 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Use imagination and creativity to explore pitch, rhythm/time and form, dynamics and tempo using voice, movement and instruments (VCAMUE025)

Music Practices

  1. Use voice and instruments to sing, play and arrange music from different cultures, times and locations, and improvise and compose music in different forms (VCAMUM026)

Present and Perform

  1. Rehearse and perform songs and instrumental music they have learnt and composed, shaping elements of music to communicate ideas to an audience (VCAMUP027)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Identify features of the music they listen to, compose and perform, and discuss the purposes it was created for, including the music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, using music terminology (VCAMUR028)

Levels 3 and 4 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 4, students improvise, arrange, compose, and accurately and expressively perform songs and instrumental music to communicate intentions and ideas to audiences. They document their compositions.

Students describe and discuss similarities and differences between music they listen to, compose and perform. They discuss how they and others use the elements of music to communicate ideas and intentions in performance and composition.

Levels 5 and 6

Levels 5 and 6 Description

In Levels 5 and 6, Music involves students continuing to listen to, improvise, compose, arrange and perform music, independently and collaboratively with their peers, teachers and communities.

Studen...

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Levels 5 and 6 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore ways of combining the elements of music using listening skills, voice and a range of instruments, objects and electronically generated sounds to create effects (VCAMUE029)

Music Practices

  1. Develop and practise technical skills and use of expressive elements of music in singing, playing instruments, improvising, arranging and composing (VCAMUM030)

Present and Perform

  1. Rehearse and perform songs and music they have learnt, including their own compositions, combining aspects of the elements of music and using performance skills, to communicate ideas and intentions to an audience (VCAMUP031)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Explain how aspects of the elements of music are combined to communicate ideas, concepts and feelings by comparing music from different cultures, times and locations, including the music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (VCAMUR032)

Levels 5 and 6 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 6, students use the elements of music, their voices, instruments and technologies to improvise, arrange, compose and perform music. They sing and play music in different styles and use music terminology, demonstrating listening, technical and expressive skills, performing with accuracy and expression for audiences.

Students explain how the elements of music are used to communicate ideas and purpose in the music they listen to, compose, and perform. They describe how their music making is influenced by music from different cultures, times and locations, using music terminology.

Levels 7 and 8

Levels 7 and 8 Description

In Levels 7 and 8, students make and respond to music independently and collaboratively, with their peers, teachers and communities.

Students using listening skills to identify and make decisions...

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Levels 7 and 8 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Experiment with elements of music, in isolation and in combination, using listening skills, voice, instruments and technologies to find ways to create and manipulate effects (VCAMUE033)
  2. Develop music ideas through improvisation, composition and performance, combining and manipulating the elements of music (VCAMUE034)

Music Practices

  1. Create, practise and rehearse music to develop listening, compositional and technical and expressive performance skills (VCAMUM035)
  2. Structure compositions by combining and manipulating the elements of music and using notation (VCAMUM036)

Present and Perform

  1. Rehearse and perform to audiences in different settings and contexts, a range of music they have learnt or composed, using techniques and expression appropriate to style (VCAMUP037)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Analyse composers’ use of the elements of music and stylistic features when listening to and interpreting music (VCAMUR038)
  2. Identify and connect specific features and purposes of music from contemporary and past times including the music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to explore viewpoints and enrich their music making (VCAMUR039)

Levels 7 and 8 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 8, students manipulate the elements of music and stylistic conventions to improvise, compose and perform music. They use evidence from listening and analysis to interpret, rehearse and perform songs and instrumental pieces in unison and in parts, demonstrating technical and expressive skills. They use music terminology and symbols to recognise, describe and notate selected features of music.

Students identify and analyse how the elements of music are used in different styles and apply this knowledge in their performances and compositions. They evaluate musical choices they and others have made to communicate ideas and intentions as performers and composers of music from different cultures, times and locations.

Levels 9 and 10

Levels 9 and 10 Description

In Levels 9 and 10, learning in Music involves students using their voices, instruments and technology as they make and respond to music independently and in small groups, and with their teachers...

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Levels 9 and 10 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Improvise and arrange music, using aural awareness and technical skills to manipulate the elements of music to explore options for interpretation and developing music ideas (VCAMUE040)
  2. Manipulate combinations of the elements of music in a range of styles, using technology and notation to communicate music ideas and intentions (VCAMUE041)

Music Practices

  1. Create, practise and rehearse music to interpret a variety of performance repertoire with increasing technical and expressive skill and awareness of stylistic conventions (VCAMUM042)
  2. Plan, develop, and notate compositions with an understanding of style and convention (VCAMUM043)

Present and Perform

  1. Perform music applying techniques and expression to interpret the composer’s use of the elements of music and compositional devices (VCAMUP044)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Evaluate a range of performances and compositions to inform and refine their own music making (VCAMUR045)
  2. Analyse a range of music from contemporary and past times, including the music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to explore differing viewpoints, enrich their music making, and develop understanding of music practice in local, national and international contexts (VCAMUR046)

Levels 9 and 10 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 10, students interpret, rehearse and perform solo and ensemble repertoire in a range of forms and styles. They demonstrate a developing personal voice and technical control, expression and stylistic understanding. They use general listening and specific aural skills to enhance their performances and use knowledge of the elements of music, style and notation to compose, document and share their music.

Students aurally and visually analyse works and performances of different styles. They evaluate the use of elements of music and defining characteristics from different musical styles. They use their understanding of music making in different cultures, times and places to inform and shape their interpretations, performances and compositions.

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