Head of Department: Miss S. Cowley
|Qualification: GCSE MUSIC||Exam Board: EDEXCEL||Exam/NEA split: 40% Exam / 60% NEA|
Component 1: Performing
Component 2: Composition
Component 3: Appraising
The paper is made up of two sections and is out of a total of 80 marks.
Section A – Areas of study, dictation, and unfamiliar pieces
Section B – Extended response comparison between a set work and one unfamiliar piece
Students who opt to follow the course should be interested in a wide variety of music. This course is suitable for students who can play an instrument or sing to a reasonable standard. This is a practical based course and students should have the confidence to both produce and perform. It is vital that students are willing to perform in front of others as this is an important component of the course. Due to the nature of the course, students must also be willing to commit to instrumental/vocal tuition outside of class time.
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