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Key Stage 4

                                             

  GCSE Year 10 

Three main components:

Performing 30% made up of­:

Composing 30% made up of:

 

Listening and Appraising 40% made up of­:

·         Solo performance 15%

 

·         Ensemble(group) performance 15%

 

·         Internally assessed/externally moderated

 

·      Two compositions one on a set brief and one free composition, each making up 15% of the marks

 

·         Internally assessed/externally moderated

 

·         Written paper of 1 hour and 45 minutes, in which students respond to questions based around the set works, making up 40% of the total marks

 

·         Externally assessed

 
The course is based on four Areas of Study:
 

·         Instrumental Music 1700 1820

·         Music for stage and screen

·         Vocal Music

·         Fusions

 
A variety of composing activities will be completed in this year in preparation for the Composing Coursework
 
Practical and ensemble (group) skills will continue to be developed throughout the year
 
Musical vocabulary, understanding and theory will be developed through an in-depth look at Areas of Study and through the set works
 
Useful Websites:
 

www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/guide

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music

                                
                                         
 GCSE Year 11
 
Three main components:
Performing 30% made up of­:
Composing 30% made up of:
 
Listening and Appraising 40% made up of­:
·         Solo performance 15%
 
·         Ensemble(group) performance 15%
 
·         Internally assessed/externally moderated
 
·      Two compositions based on different Areas of Study, each making up 15% of the marks
 
·         Internally assessed/externally moderated
 
·         Written paper of 1 hour and 30 minutes, in which students respond to questions based around the set works, making up 40% of the total marks
 
·         Externally assessed
 
The course is based on four Areas of Study:
 
·         Western Classical Music 1600 1899
·         Music in the 20th Century
·         Popular Music in Context
·         World Music
 
Following revision of coursework, the best two pieces will be submitted for assessment
 
Specific time is allocated to prepare both ensemble (group) and also solo performances.  (This does not replace individual tuition lessons)
 
Listening and appraising skills will continue to be developed throughout the year through the twelve set works
 
Students will practice their knowledge to exam type questions
 
Important dates for Year 11
 

·         Composition coursework to be completed by 17 March 2017

·         During the autumn and spring terms students will practice and record their ensemble performance

·         Practical examination – 28 February and 1 March 2017
                                            
       
 
Useful Websites