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Ashcroft Technology Academy

GCSE Music 

Listening and Appraising exam (40% of the qualification  - exam paper to be sat in the summer of Y11)

Area of Study

What you need to be able to do

Tick when revised

Area of study 1: Musical Forms and Devices

 

Identify, describe and explain the key concepts surrounding Musical Forms and Devices, through the Western Classical Tradition: Baroque, Classical and Romantic.

See key words list below for Area of Study specific key words.

 

 Area of study 2: Music for Ensemble

 

Identify, describe and explain key concepts found in the music for ensemble, including within the genres: jazz and blues, musical theatre and chamber music.

Identify, describe and explain how music is written for small ensembles and vocal groups.

See key words list below for Area of Study specific key words.

 

Area of study 3: Film Music

 

Identify, describe and explain key concepts found in music for film.

Describe how composers have used the elements of music to create effect within their music.

See key words list below for Area of Study specific key words.

 

Area of study 4: Popular Music

 

Identify, describe and explain key concepts found in ‘popular’ music, including: pop, rock and fusion music.

See key words list below for Area of Study specific key words.

 

 

 

 

Coursework

What you need to do

Tick when completed

Performance

Solo performance lasting at least 2 minutes. The piece must be of Grade 3 standard or above.

This piece of coursework is prepared in Terms 4 and 5 of Y10 and recorded in Term 1 of Y11

Ensemble performance lasting at least 2 minutes. The piece must be of Grade 3 standard or above.

This piece of coursework is prepared in Terms 1 and 2 of Y11 and recorded in Term 3 of Y11.

 

Composition

‘Free’ Composition.

This piece of coursework is prepared in Terms 4 and 5 of Y10 and finished in Term 1 of Y11.

‘Brief’ Composition

This piece of coursework is prepared in Terms 1 and 2 of Y11 and finished in Term 3.