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Achievement objectives

Level 1

Dance

Students will:

Understanding dance in context

Demonstrate an awareness of dance in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore movement with a developing awareness of the dance elements of body, space, time, energy, and relationships.

Developing ideas

Improvise and explore movement ideas in response to a variety of stimuli.

Communicating and interpreting

Share dance movement through informal presentation and share their thoughts and feelings in response to their own and others’ dances.

Drama

Students will:

Understanding drama in context

Demonstrate an awareness that drama serves a variety of purposes in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore the elements of role, focus, action, tension, time, and space through dramatic play.

Developing ideas

Contribute and develop ideas in drama, using personal experience and imagination.

Communicating and interpreting

Share drama through informal presentation and respond to ways in which drama tells stories and conveys ideas in their own and others’ work.

Music – Sound arts

Students will:

Understanding music – Sound arts in context

Explore and share ideas about music from a range of sound environments and recognise that music serves a variety of purposes and functions in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore how sound is made, as they listen and respond to the elements of music: beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, and tone colour.

Developing ideas

Explore and express sounds and musical ideas, drawing on personal experience, listening, and imagination.

Explore ways to represent sound and musical ideas.

Communicating and interpreting

Share music making with others.

Respond to live and recorded music.

Visual arts

Students will:

Understanding the visual arts in context

Share ideas about how and why their own and others’ works are made and their purpose, value, and context.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore a variety of materials and tools and discover elements and selected principles.

Developing ideas

Investigate visual ideas in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination.

Communicating and interpreting

Share the ideas, feelings, and stories communicated by their own and others’ objects and images.

Level 2

Dance

Students will:

Understanding dance in context

Identify and describe dance in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore and identify, through movement, the dance elements of body, space, time, energy, and relationships.

Developing ideas

Use the elements of dance in purposeful ways to respond to a variety of stimuli.

Communicating and interpreting

Share dance movement through informal presentation and identify the use of the elements of dance.

Drama

Students will:

Understanding drama in context

Identify and describe how drama serves a variety of purposes in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore and use elements of drama for different purposes.

Developing ideas

Develop and sustain ideas in drama, based on personal experience and imagination.

Communicating and interpreting

Share drama through informal presentation and respond to elements of drama in their own and others’ work.

Music - Sound arts

Students will:

Understanding music – Sound arts in context

Explore and share ideas about music from a range of sound environments and recognise that music serves a variety of purposes and functions in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore and identify how sound is made and changed, as they listen and respond to the elements of music and structural devices.

Developing ideas

Improvise, explore, and express musical ideas, drawing on personal experience, listening, and imagination.

Explore ways to represent sound and musical ideas.

Communicating and interpreting

Share music making with others, using basic performance skills and techniques.

Respond to live and recorded music.

Visual arts

Students will:

Understanding the visual arts in context

Share ideas about how and why their own and others’ works are made and their purpose, value, and context.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore a variety of materials and tools and discover elements and selected principles.

Developing ideas

Investigate and develop visual ideas in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination.

Communicating and interpreting

Share the ideas, feelings, and stories communicated by their own and others’ objects and images.

Level 3 

Dance

Students will:

Understanding dance in context

Explore and describe dances from a variety of cultures.

Developing practical knowledge

Use the dance elements to develop and share their personal movement vocabulary.

Developing ideas

Select and combine dance elements in response to a variety of stimuli.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare and share dance movement individually and in pairs or groups.

Use the elements of dance to describe dance movements and respond to dances from a variety of cultures.

Drama

Students will:

Understanding drama in context

Investigate the functions and purposes of drama in cultural and historical contexts.

Developing practical knowledge

Use techniques and relevant technologies to explore drama elements and conventions.

Developing ideas

Initiate and develop ideas with others to create drama.

Communicating and interpreting

Present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies combine to create meaning in their own and others’ work.

Music – Sound arts

Students will:

Understanding music – Sound arts in context

Identify and describe the characteristics of music associated with a range of sound environments, in relation to historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Explore ideas about how music serves a variety of purposes and functions in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore and identify how sound is made and changed, as they listen and respond to music and apply knowledge of the elements of music, structural devices, and technologies.

Developing ideas

Express and shape musical ideas, using musical elements, instruments, and technologies in response to sources of motivation.

Represent sound and musical ideas in a variety of ways.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare and present brief performances of music, using performance skills and techniques.

Respond to and reflect on live and recorded music.

Visual arts

Students will:

Understanding the visual arts in context

Investigate the purpose of objects and images from past and present cultures and identify the contexts in which they were or are made, viewed, and valued.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore some art-making conventions, applying knowledge of elements and selected principles through the use of materials and processes.

Developing ideas

Develop and revisit visual ideas, in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination, supported by the study of artists’ works.

Communicating and interpreting

Describe the ideas their own and others’ objects and images communicate.

Level 4 

Dance

Students will:

Understanding dance in context

Explore and describe how dance is used for different purposes in a variety of cultures and contexts.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply the dance elements to extend personal movement skills and vocabularies and to explore the vocabularies of others.

Developing ideas

Combine and contrast the dance elements to express images, ideas, and feelings in dance, using a variety of choreographic processes.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare and present dance, with an awareness of the performance context.

Describe and record how the purpose of selected dances is expressed through the movement.

Drama

Students will:

Understanding drama in context

Investigate the functions, purposes, and technologies of drama in cultural and historical contexts.

Developing practical knowledge

Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.

Use conventions to structure drama.

Developing ideas

Initiate and refine ideas with others to plan and develop drama.

Communicating and interpreting

Present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies create meaning in their own and others’ work.

Music – Sound arts

Students will:

Understanding music – Sound arts in context

Identify and describe the characteristics of music associated with a range of sound environments, in relation to historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Explore ideas about how music serves a variety of purposes and functions in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply knowledge of the elements of music, structural devices, and technologies through integrating aural, practical, and theoretical skills.

Developing ideas

Express, develop, and refine musical ideas, using the elements of music, instruments, and technologies in response to sources of motivation.

Represent sound and musical ideas in a variety of ways.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare, rehearse, and present performance of music, using performance skills and techniques.

Reflect on the expressive qualities of their own and others’ music, both live and recorded.

Visual arts

Students will:

Understanding the visual arts in context

Investigate the purpose of objects and images from past and present cultures and identify the contexts in which they were or are made, viewed, and valued.

Developing practical knowledge

Explore and use art-making conventions, applying knowledge of elements and selected principles through the use of materials and processes.

Developing ideas

Develop and revisit visual ideas, in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination, supported by the study of artists’ works.

Communicating and interpreting

Explore and describe ways in which meanings can be communicated and interpreted in their own and others’ work.

Level 5 

Dance

Students will:

Understanding dance in context

Compare and contrast dances from a variety of past and present cultures and contexts.

Developing practical knowledge

Develop a variety of skills, dance techniques, vocabularies, and movement practices.

Developing ideas

Manipulate the elements and explore the use of choreographic devices and structures to organise dance movement.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare, rehearse, and perform dance with an awareness of production technologies.

Reflect on and describe how choreography communicates ideas, feelings, moods, and experiences.

Drama

Students will:

Understanding drama in context

Investigate the characteristics, purposes, and function of drama in a range of contexts.

Developing practical knowledge

Select and use techniques, conventions, and relevant technologies for specific drama purposes.

Developing ideas

Select and refine ideas to develop drama for specific purposes.

Communicating and interpreting

Present and respond to drama and describe how drama combines elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies to create structure and meaning in their own and others’ work.

Music – Sound arts

Students will:

Understanding music – Sound arts in context

Compare and contrast the characteristics of music associated with a range of sound environments, in relation to historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Investigate how music serves a variety of purposes and functions in their lives and in their communities.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply knowledge of the elements of music, structural devices, stylistic conventions, and technologies through integrating aural, practical, and theoretical skills.

Developing ideas

Use musical elements, instruments, technologies, and conventions to express, develop, and refine structured compositions and improvisations.

Represent compositions and improvisation frameworks, using appropriate conventions.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare, rehearse, and present performances of music, using a range of performance skills and techniques.

Reflect on the expressive qualities of their own and others’ music, both live and recorded.

Visual arts

Students will:

Understanding the visual arts in context

Investigate and consider the relationship between the production of art works and their contexts and influences.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply knowledge of selected conventions from established practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.

Developing ideas

Generate, develop, and refine ideas in response to a variety of motivations, including the study of established practice.

Communicating and interpreting

Compare and contrast the ways in which ideas and art-making processes are used to communicate meaning in selected objects and images.

Level 6 

Dance

Students will:

Understanding dance in context

Explore, investigate, and describe the features and backgrounds of a variety of dance genres and styles.

Developing practical knowledge

Develop and demonstrate skills in selected dance genres and styles and explore the use of a variety of technologies.

Developing ideas

Select and use choreographic devices, structures, processes, and technologies to develop and give form to dance ideas.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare, rehearse, and perform a range of dances and demonstrate an understanding of the performance requirements of the genres and contexts.

Describe, explain, and respond to the ways that dance uses elements, devices, structures, performance skills, and production technologies to communicate images, themes, feelings, and moods.

Drama

Students will:

Understanding drama in context

Investigate the forms and purposes of drama in different historical or contemporary contexts, including New Zealand drama.

Developing practical knowledge

Select and use techniques, conventions, and technologies in a range of dramatic forms.

Developing ideas

Research, evaluate, and refine ideas in a range of dramatic forms to develop drama.

Communicating and interpreting

Perform and respond to drama and make critical judgments about how elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies are used to create form and meaning in their own and others’ work.

Music – Sound arts

Students will:

Understanding music – Sound arts in context

Analyse music from a range of sound environments, styles, and genres, in relation to historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Consider and reflect on the influence of music in their own music making and in their lives.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply knowledge of expressive features, stylistic conventions, and technologies through an integration of aural perception and practical and theoretical skills and describe how they are used in a range of music.

Developing ideas

Create, structure, refine, and represent compositions using the elements of music, instruments, technologies, and conventions to express imaginative thinking and personal understandings.

Reflect on composition processes and presentation conventions.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare, rehearse, interpret, and present performances of music individually and collaboratively, using a range of performance skills and techniques.

Reflect on the expressive qualities of music and evaluate their own and others’ music, both live and recorded.

Visual arts

Students will:

Understanding the visual arts in context

Investigate and analyse the relationship between the production of art works and the contexts in which they are made, viewed, and valued.

Consider and reflect on the contexts underlying their own and others’ work.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply knowledge of a range of conventions from established practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.

Developing ideas

Generate, develop, and clarify ideas, showing some understanding of established practice.

Sequence and link ideas systematically as they solve problems in a body of work, using observation and invention with an appropriate selection of materials.

Communicating and interpreting

Identify and analyse processes and procedures from established practice that influence ways of communicating meaning.

Investigate, analyse, and evaluate ideas and interpret artists’ intentions in art works.

Level 7 

Dance

Students will:

Understanding dance in context

Investigate and evaluate the effects of individual, social, cultural, and technological influences on the development of a variety of dance genres and styles.

Developing practical knowledge

Extend skills in the vocabulary, practices, and technologies of selected dance genres and styles.

Developing ideas

Choreograph solo and group dance works, using choreographic processes, devices, structures, and technologies to communicate choreographic intentions.

Generate, plan, and record choreographic ideas and processes.

Communicating and interpreting

Apply rehearsal and performance skills to a range of dances, using appropriate techniques and expression to communicate specific intentions.

Analyse, explain, and discuss aspects of performance and choreography in a range of dance works.

Drama

Students will:

Understanding drama in context

Research the purposes of production, performance, and technologies of drama in a range of contexts, including New Zealand drama.

Explore how drama reflects our cultural diversity.

Developing practical knowledge

Select and refine the use of techniques, conventions, and technologies in specific dramatic forms.

Developing ideas

Research, critically evaluate, and refine ideas to develop drama in specific dramatic forms.

Communicating and interpreting

Rehearse and perform works in a range of dramatic forms.

Respond to and make critical judgments about rehearsal processes and performances.

Music – Sound arts

Students will:

Understanding music – Sound arts in context

Research and analyse music from a range of sound environments, styles, and genres, in relation to historical, social, and cultural contexts, considering the impact on music making and production.

Apply their understandings of the expressive qualities of music from a range of contexts to a consideration of their influence on their own music practices.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply knowledge of expressive features, stylistic conventions, and technologies through an integration of aural perception and practical and theoretical skills and analyse how they are used in a range of music.

Developing ideas

Create, structure, refine, and represent compositions and musical arrangements, using technical and musical skills and technologies to express imaginative thinking and personal understandings.

Reflect on and evaluate composition processes and presentation conventions.

Communicating and interpreting

Prepare, rehearse, present, record, and evaluate sustained performances of music, individually and collaboratively, that demonstrate interpretive understandings.

Analyse and evaluate the expressive qualities of music and production processes to inform interpretations of music.

Visual arts

Students will:

Understanding the visual arts in context

Research and analyse the influences of contexts on the characteristics and production of art works.

Research and analyse the influence of relevant contexts on their own work.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply understanding from research into a range of established practice to extend skills for particular art-making purposes, using appropriate processes and procedures in selected fields.

Extend skills, in a range of materials, techniques, and technologies.

Developing ideas

Generate, analyse, clarify, and extend ideas in a selected field related to established practice.

Use a systematic approach to the development of ideas in a body of work.

Communicating and interpreting

Research and analyse how art works are constructed and presented to communicate meanings.

Use critical analysis to interpret and respond to art works.

Level 8 

Dance

Students will:

Understanding dance in context

Investigate, analyse, and discuss the features, history, issues, and development of dance in New Zealand, including the contribution of selected individuals and groups.

Developing practical knowledge

Extend and refine skills, practices, and use of technologies in a range of dance genres and styles.

Developing ideas

Develop a concept and produce original dance works, using appropriate production technologies to communicate choreographic intentions.

Record and critically reflect on the development and resolution of dance ideas.

Communicating and interpreting

Select and apply rehearsal processes, performance skills, and production technologies to enhance the communication and expression of dance works.

Critically analyse, interpret, and evaluate the artistic features and the communication of ideas in a range of dance works.

Drama

Students will:

Understanding drama in context

Research, analyse, and critically evaluate how drama, including New Zealand drama, interprets, records, or challenges social and cultural discourse.

Developing practical knowledge

Research, analyse, and integrate elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies in dramatic forms for specific purposes.

Developing ideas

Research, critically evaluate, and refine ideas to create original drama work.

Communicating and interpreting

Analyse, rehearse, and perform works in a range of dramatic forms, assuming a variety of artistic or technical responsibilities.

Reflect on and critically evaluate a wide range of works and performances.

Music – Sound arts

Students will:

Understanding music – Sound arts in context

Research, analyse, and evaluate the production and presentation of music works from historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Apply their understandings of the expressive qualities of music from a range of contexts to analyse its impact on their own music practices.

Developing practical knowledge

Analyse, apply, and evaluate significant expressive features and stylistic conventions and technologies in a range of music, using aural perception and practical and theoretical skills.

Developing ideas

Create, structure, refine, and represent compositions and musical arrangements, using secure technical and musical skills and technologies to express imaginative thinking and personal understandings.

Reflect on and evaluate composition processes and presentation conventions.

Communicating and interpreting

Plan, rehearse, present, record, evaluate, and refine performances of music, individually and collaboratively, demonstrating interpretive understandings.

Critically analyse and evaluate the expressive qualities of music and production processes in order to refine interpretations of music.

Visual arts

Students will:

Understanding the visual arts in context

Use research and analysis to investigate contexts, meanings, intentions, and technological influences related to the making and valuing of art works.

Research and analyse contexts relevant to their intentions and to the expression of meanings in their own work.

Developing practical knowledge

Apply understanding from broad and deep research into the characteristics and constraints of materials, techniques, technologies, and established conventions in a selected field.

Extend and refine skills in a selected field, using appropriate processes and procedures.

Developing ideas

Generate, analyse, clarify, and regenerate options in response to selected questions or a proposal in a chosen field.

Use a systematic approach, selectively informed by recent and established practice, to develop ideas in a body of work.

Communicating and interpreting

Research and analyse selected approaches and theories related to visual arts practice.

Critically reflect on, respond to, and evaluate art works.

Published on: 25 Mar 2014


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