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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

Aiming for excellence

Telephone02 9637 0489

Emailgranvilleb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Year 12

The range of subjects are:

  • Visual Arts
  • music.

Visual Arts

Students learn to study images and objects; Experiment with ideas and techniques, create artworks in a number of mediums. (for example; painting, sculpting, printmaking, collage and photography).

Higher school certificate (HSC) topics

  • Informed points of view in using ‘The Frames'.
  • Develop practice of artmaking and art history in selected areas of interest.
  • Relationships between artist, artwork, world & audience within the art world.
  • Developing meaning and focus in artmaking.

Assessment

School Assessment:

  • A body of work in one or more forms and visual arts process diary.
  • A broad investigation of ideas in art criticism and art history.

HSC Exam:

  • A written paper — 50%
  • submission of a body of work — 50%.

Music

Students will learn performing, composing, researching and listening to a wide variety of different types of music including music of the students' choice.

Course Topics

3 topics chosen from a list of 21 which cover a range of styles, periods and genres.

  • Core performance — 10%.
  • Core composition — 10%.
  • Core musicology — 10%.
  • Core aural — 25%.
  • Elective 1 — 15%.
  • Elective 2 — 15%.
  • Elective 3 — 15%.

Higher school certificate (HSC) exam:

  • Core performance (one piece) — 10%.
  • 45 minute – 1 hour aural exam — 30%.
  • Three electives from any combination of:
  • performance (one piece) — 20%
  • composition (and submitted composition) — 20%
  • musicology (one viva voce) — 20%.

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