GCSE Music

music3This course includes 3 different areas to cover:

Performance: Each pupil must perform a solo and an ensemble in front of a visiting examiner each lasting no longer than 5 minutes.

Composition: Each pupil must submit a folio of 2 contrasting pieces of their own lasting between 3-6 minutes in total. This should be accompanied by a composition log for each piece.                          

Listening and Appraising: This consists of 2 written papers based on the set-works studied in class and some unseen music.

They pupils study music from 3 topics;                                  

Repeated Patterns in Music Core area that all pupils do,

And a choice of 2 from:          

  • Incidental music
  • Vocal Music
  • Music Traditions in Ireland

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