Students who opt to study music follow the Edexcel GCSE syllabus.
There are three units with units 1 and 2 completed under controlled conditions.
Unit 1: Performing Music (30%)
Students perform one solo and one ensemble piece to fulfill the demands of this unit. Students can perform on different instruments and in any style.
Unit 2 : Composing Music (30%)
Students can fulfill this unit in a number of different ways. They can create two compositions or two arrangements, or even one composition and one arrangement.
Unit 3 : Music – Listening and Appraising (40%)
Students study twelve pieces of music, ranging from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 to Moby’s 'Why does my heart feel so bad?' These twelve works are divided equally across four areas of study:
This 90-minute exam is taken in May of Year 11.
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