2015 Music Department Goals
1. Yr 13 students of 2015 to maintain the same (or greater) Level 3 pass rate and percentage of endorsements as their predecessors of 2014.
2. Lift student achievement of UE at Level 3 to align with the changes to University Entrance.
3. Practise and develop the relevant use of te reo Māori in the classroom
Analysis of Variance
1. 33% of Yr 13 students achieved subject endorsements.
Endorsements were :
2. 83% of Yr 13 students achieved requirements for UE
3. Maori whakatoki was established and more frequent use of Te Reo in classroom.
The year 13 year class was quite a mixed group in 2015, with some wanting a more traditional course approach, with a desire to achieve endorsement in the subject. Others in the class wanted a course which was more relevant to their interests and direction, opting out of the external and focusing on the practical and technology based standards. One of the students who did not sit the external went on to enrol in tertiary study in the music technology field.
The lower UE rate is also a reflection on the standards students took. At present, 12 credits in the Music technology and Performing Arts Technology domain are not yet eligible for UE approval.