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GCSE Music

Composing and appraising           40%
Performing and appraising           35%
Listening and appraising               25%

Throughout the course of two years pupils will compose, perform, listen to and appraise a wide variety of music throughout the history of music under the headings 'Music for Celebration', 'Musical Arrangements and 'Musical Traditions in Ireland'.  Pupils will compose two pieces and are given the opportunity to record their compositions in a professional recording studio.  Pupils have their work performed at school events and entered in external competitions and festivals.

AS and A Level Music

The fundamental nature of music rests in its ability to evoke a personal response through active involvement as composer, performer or audience.  The raw materials of sound are expressively honed and fashioned in myriad ways to reflect a wide range of cultures and traditions across time and place.  These two factors form the most significant aspects of the study of music within the AS and A2 exams.

AS 1 - composition plus solo performance/ensemble performance/multi-track recording

OR

AS 2 - solo/ensemble performance plus composition/compositional techniques/sequencing

AND


AS 3 - aural perception plus The Concerto and Oratorio.

A2 1 - composition plus/solo/ensemble performance/contrasted mixes

OR

A2 2 - solo performance plus composition/pastiche/sequencing


AND

A2 3 - aural perception plus Bartok Concerto for Orchestra and 20th Century music, focusing on the work of Copland, Vaughan Williams and Shostakovich.

Music is divided into three areas:-

Composing and appraising 40%

Performing and appraising 35%

Listening and appraising 25%

Throughout the course of two years pupils will compose, perform, listen to and appraise a wide variety of music throughout the history of music under the headings 'Music for Celebration', 'Musical Arrangements and 'Musical Traditions in Ireland'.  Pupils will compose two pieces and are given the opportunity to record their compositions in a professional recording studio.  Pupils have their work performed at school events and entered in external competitions and festivals.

 

 

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