Subject Staff Leader – Mrs R Jankinson
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Name – GCSE Music
Board – AQA
Code – 8271
Assessment of Course
Understanding Music – 40% External Exam
Section A – Listening (68 marks)
Section B – Contextual Understanding (28 marks)
Performing Music – 30% Internal Assessment
1. Solo performance (36 marks)
2. Ensemble Performance (36 marks)
Composing Music – 30% Internal Assessment
1. Composition to a set brief (36 marks)
2. Free composition (36 marks)
Why should I study Music?
Music is a creative and valuable subject. It is accessible to all students who enjoy creating music and who play an instrument or enjoy singing. It is a well-regarded GCSE which will enable you to go on to study either Music or Music Technology at a higher level. The skills developed will benefit you in many areas, such as building your confidence, working in a team and exploring your creativity. Music is the universal language – come and learn how to speak it effectively.
“Music is an essential part of everything we do. It has an abstract quality which speaks to a Worldwide audience in a way that nourishes the soul.
If you can speak in the language of music, you can communicate with anybody.”
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