MUSIC FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT (FTNA) FORMAT
This Form Two National Assessment (FTNA) format is a revised edition for Music subject issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) in 2017.
The format is based on the Music Syllabus for Ordinary Secondary Education issued in 2005.
Changes that have been made in this format are the improvement of the assessment rubric and the inclusion of a table of specifications.
Apart from these improvements, there is no other change in the assessment content.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The assessment will test the extent to which the students are able to:
2.1 acquire skills in reading, writing and listening to simple music; 2.2 sing simple melodies of four bars at sight;
2.3 compose simple rhythm and melodies;
2.4 recognize music intervals;
2.5 give critic to musical works based on principles of good melody, rhythmic and harmony; and
2.6 play traditional and modern musical instruments of Tanzania.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCIES
The assessment will test students’ ability to:
3.1 demonstrate skills of reading, writing and listening to simple music;
3.2 compose music and play musical instruments;
3.3 recognise music intervals;
3.4 explain musical terms and signs in music; and
3.5 give critic to simple music work.
4.0 ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
There will be one (1) paper, which will take 1 2 2 hours. The paper will consist of sections A, B and C, with a total of 10 questions.
Students will be required to answer all the questions, which will weigh 100 marks.
Section A will consist of two (2) questions. Question 1 will be a multiple-choice question with 10 items. Each item will weigh one (1) mark, making a total of 10 marks.
Question 2 will be a matching items question, consisting of five (5) items. Each item will weigh one (1) mark, making a total of five (5) marks. The section will weigh 15 marks.
Section B will consist of seven (7) short answer questions. Each question will weigh 10 marks. Thus, the section will weigh 70 marks.
Section C will consist of one (1) essay question with a total of 15 marks.
5.0 ASSESSMENT CONTENTS
The following topics will be assessed:
5.1 Rudiments of music
5.3 Applied music