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Key Stage 4

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Music 

 

There are three elements to GCSE Music-composing, performing and appraising. These contribute towards the GCSE award as follows: 

Composing 30% coursework consisting of two pieces. 

Performing 30% coursework consisting of two performances. 

Appraising 40% one listening exam answering questions on the eight set works as well as wider listening pieces.

During the course students study a variety of styles and genres of music, developing their performing skills in both a solo and a group context. They are also encouraged to explore a range of compositional starting points and turn them into completed pieces of music. Finally, listening and appraising skills are developed through the study of music across a variety of styles and genres. These are: Instrumental Music (1700-1820); Vocal Music; Music for Stage and Screen and Fusions. 

Topics Covered per Half Term 

 

Term Year 11 Year 12 
Autumn 1 Music for stage and screen Instrumental music 1700-1820
Autumn 2 Music for stage and screen Fusion
Spring 1 Vocal Music Fusion
Spring 2 Vocal Music  Revision and further listening analysis
Summer 1 Instrumental music 1700-1820 Revision and further listening analysis
Summer 2  Instrumental music 1700-1820 GCSE Exam