Placeholder canvas
PROSPECTUS

GCSE Music

Specification/Exam Board:  CCEA
http://www.ccea.org.uk/music/

Overview

Pupils studying GCSE Music will have the opportunity to develop listening skills, composing and performance skills through three components

Component 1: Performing and Appraising

  • Students prepare pieces for solo performance and for ensemble performance up to a maximum of 6 mins.
  • They discuss and appraise both their performances and those of others.

Component 2: Composing

  • Students create two compositions.  One is in response to a pre-release stimulus and one is free choice.
  • Composition portfolio must be between 3-6 mins.
  • They record their compositions and provide a score, a lead sheet or a written account of their work.

Component 3: Listening and Appraising

  • External written examination 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Students answer questions based on familiar and unfamiliar music relating to the Areas of Study.
  1. Western Classical Music 1600–1910
  2. Film Music
  3. Musical Traditions of Ireland
  4. Popular Music 1980–present day

Assessment

Progression Pathway
GCSE Music is an excellent foundation for A level study of Music. It can also lead into further study in sound, music and production courses in Further Education.

Website proudly built by Platform
cross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram