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AQA

Course Information

Unit 1 Appraising Music

Students are required to appraise, develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of musical elements, musical contexts and musical language.

Areas of Study

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

Pop Music

Art Music since 1910

Unit 2 Performance

Students must be able to perform music using one or both of the following ways:

  • Inst i) Instrumental/vocal: as a soloist, and/or a part of an ensemble

via ii) Performance via music technology.

Unit 3  Composition

Students must learn how to develop musical ideas, including extending and manipulating musical ideas, and compose music that is musically convincing through two compositions.

One must be in response to an externally set brief (Composition 1)

and the other a free composition (Composition 2).

Assessment

Unit 1

Assessed though written examination

Exam paper with listening and written questions using excerpts of music.

40%

Unit 2

Assessed as coursework

A Level – 10 minutes recorded performance recital

35%

Unit 3

Assessed as coursework

Score, Recording and Programme Notes

25%

Entry criteria

Four GCSEs Grade 6 or above with a Grade 6 in Music. You also need to have an instrument which ideally will be at Music Grade 5 level

Other Information

See Ms Eastmond for more information