What will I learn?
Unit 1: Performing Music
Learners will submit one solo and one ensemble performance. Learners can use any instrument/voice or music technology and can be in any style of music. This unit is worth 30% of the overall mark.
Unit 2: Composing Music
Learners will submit two compositions or two arrangements or one of each. Each composition music be linked to an Area of Study (see below). This unit is also worth 30% of the overall mark.
Unit 3: Listening & Appraising
This unit is based on four Areas of Study; Western Classical Music 1600 – 1899, Music in the 20th Century, Popular Music in Context and World Music. Each area has three set works and is assessed by a listening examination. It is worth 40% of the overall mark. Music GCSE provides progression for students wanting to study music or performing arts at a higher level. Throughout the year you will perform in organised gigs and shows. All of these performances will be assessed as part of the course. Trips include visits to Higher Education institutions to experience Level 4/5 work.
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment.
What grades will I need?
Four GCSEs at A* – C/9-4 and audition
Where will it lead me?
- Music production
- Events management
- Industry promotions
- Level 3 courses in Dance, Music, Drama, Management