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Music Extension Performance Band descriptions

The performance bands shown on the following page represent student performance in bands of achievement. They illustrate the typical performance of students in the Music Extension HSC course.

Each band contains descriptions of student achievement of the course outcomes. The scales will continue to be refined to include information from performance in the new HSC courses and the outcomes assessed internally.

The typical examination performance in this band:

Band E4

Displays highly sophisticated understanding of the concepts of music, demonstrating independence of thought and a personal style. This is exemplified in a particular option when the candidate :

  • displays a high level of creativity in composition demonstrating superior use of compositional techniques, sophisticated development of ideas and musical refinement
    OR
  • presents a well-argued hypothesis demonstrating sophisticated and perceptive understanding of the concepts of music
    OR
  • demonstrates a superior level of performance based upon stylistic refinement and highly developed technical skills

Band E3

Displays sophisticated understanding of the concepts of music demonstrating independence of thought and the emergence of a personal style. This is exemplified in a particular option when the candidate:

  • displays a high level of creativity in composition demonstrating successful use of compositional techniques and sustained development of ideas and musical refinement
    OR
  • presents a well-argued hypothesis demonstrating sophisticated understanding of the concepts of music
    OR
  • demonstrates a high level of performance based on a convincing and stylistic interpretation and highly developed technical skills

Band E2

Displays comprehensive understanding of the concepts of music demonstrating some independence of thought. This is exemplified in a particular option when the candidate:

  • displays creativity in composition demonstrating successful use of compositional techniques, development of ideas and musical discrimination
    OR
  • presents a hypothesis demonstrating thorough understanding of the concepts of music
    OR
  • demonstrates an accomplished level of performance based on a convincing and stylistic interpretation and a high level of technical skill

Band E1

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