|Examining Body: Edexcel||Specification No: 2016|
Grade 4 in music GCSE if studied or Grade 5 practical examination or equivalent
|Synopsis of Content:
Students will learn to perform, compose and appreciate different types of music, developing critical and creative thinking, cultural, aesthetic and emotional awareness, and the ability to make music individually and as part of a group.
Component 1: Performing (30%)
Component 2: Composing (30%)
or also to a brief.
Component 3: Appraising (40%)
|Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources
Component 1: Performing
Students will be provided with many opportunities to perform during lessons and at public concerts/recitals. Feedback will be provided under the following criteria:
The final performance and recording will be carried out after 1 March and is marked externally
Component 2: Composing
Students will be given regular verbal and written feedback through a series of composing tutorials. Feedback will be provided under the following criteria:
Final Compositions will be externally assessed for all students.
One written paper of 2 hours, with a total of 100 marks. This paper comprises two sections: A and B.
Section A: Areas of study and dictation (50 marks)
Section B: Extended response
|Suitability for Combination
This subject would be supported by further study in Drama, Film, Media, Mathematics, History, Geography.
|Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations
An A-Level in Music is excellent preparation for degrees in music and other performing arts. Graduates music may go into a careers as conductors, composers, recording engineers, managers, promoters, music publishers, music therapists, teachers and lecturers.
Mr P Assegai- Team Leader for Performing Arts, Media and Film
Ms S Bryan- Subject Leader for Music