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KS4 Music

The Team

Mrs R Jankinson — Subject Staff Leader — [email protected]


Specification

  • 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?

  • You enjoy playing or making music.
  • You are interested in how music is made.
  • You like making up your own music.
  • You want to study music at a higher level.
  • You play an instrument or enjoy singing.

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.

Curriculum

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