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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 orally.

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 Spring Concert.

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

Content

Overview

30%

30%

40%

Component 1:

Performing:

Performance and an

Ensemble performance

weighted at 15% each,

30% total

Component 2:

Composition:

30% total value of GCSE

Two compositions:-

One Free Composition

(free choice of style

and instrumentation)

One composition from

a Set Brief

Both worth 15% each

30% total

Component 3:

Listening and

Appraising (takes place

at the end of the

course):

Set Works (pieces

of music) from

varying styles are

studied through the

course

Includes score

analysis and writing

about music – the

theory side of

things

Music