Rickmansworth School GCSE Pathway 4 Option Booklet

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Overview Music is a course in which students will be expected to perform on an instrument (including voice), compose music and appraise music aurally. Students will study a timeline of music and significant composers to extend their appreciation of music in a wider context, as well as studying aspects of Performance and Composition Techniques.

There are frequent opportunities for extra and cross-curricular activities throughout the year, for example our School Production and Music Concerts.

Costs CGP Area of Study Revision Guide: 2016 NEW SPECIFICATION - £5.95

Trips Set Works performances, Royal Festival Hall, January/February. Price: TBC

Pathways Further Education: A Level Music, Performing Arts BTEC University: BMus (Bachelors of Music), BA (Bachelors of Art) Careers: Opportunities in Film, TV, Radio, Events Management, Teaching, Performing, Composing, Publishing, Arts Council and more


Component 1

Component 2

Component 3



Listening & Appraising

• Solo Performance • Ensemble Performance

• Free Composition • Compose to a Brief

• Listening exam (CD)

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