At KS3 Music level, all pupils receive three double periods over a two-week period. Topics include:
Year 8: Rhythm & Pulse
Carnival of the Animals
What Makes a Good Song?
Year 9: Blues
Rock n Roll
Year 10: History of Music, Medieval to present day.
GCSE Music Specification:
The examination board used is CCEA. There are three elements to the course: Composing, Performing & Listening.
Performing and Appraising
External examination assessed by a visiting examiner
Students present one solo and one ensemble performance. (30%)
Students discuss and evaluate performances with the visiting examiner. (5%)
Students create two compositions. One is in response to a pre-release stimulus and one is free choice.
Teachers mark the tasks, and CCEA moderate the results. 30%
Listening and Appraising
External written examination
1 hour 30 minutes
A Level Specification:
The examination board used is CCEA. There are three elements to the course: Performing, Composing & Responding to Music.
AS 1: Performing
Externally assessed by visiting examiner
Viva voce 32.5% of AS 13% of A level
AS 2: Composing
Internally assessed, externally moderated
A: Composition Task
B: Composition with Technology Task
Written commentary 32.5% of AS 13% of A level
AS 3: Responding to
Two external written examinations
Test of aural perception 1 hour
Written examination 2 hours
35% of AS 14% of A level
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