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Key Stage 4 Music

This course leads to a GCSE in Music. The main focus is to develop students' aural skills through the study of 12 set works from throughout music history, as well as developing high quality performance and composition skills.

Assessment and Examinations (Edexcel)

The two year GCSE course is assessed through:

  • Coursework: Unit 1:  Performance: one solo and one ensemble performance (30% internally assessed)

  • Coursework: Unit 2: Composition: two compositions or two arrangements or one composition and one arrangement (30% internally assessed)

  • Written examination: Unit 3: Listening and Appraising: 1hour 30 minutes (40% externally assessed)