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Exam Board

Edexcel A Level: 

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/music/music/Pages/default.aspx

 

http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/GCE%20New%20GCE/UA035245_GCE_Lin_Music_Issue_5.pdf

Edexcel GCSE: 

https://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/GCSE%20New%20GCSE/GCSE_Music_Spec_2012.pdf

Key Stage 3

Music

 

The Music Department has just completed a KS3 Audit and has adopted a new assessment policy that involves formal and informal assessment processes.  At KS3, we have a concept based scheme of work that allows students to build upon their skills in a logical and progressive way.  The focus is on practical work, incorporating compositional and performance opportunities to ensure that students have a smooth transition to GCSE should they wish to take it.  Listening work supports our schemes of work, see table of long-term planning.

GCSE

Music

 

At KS4 students follow the Edexcel syllabus.  The syllabus looks at composition and listening through four areas of study:  repetition and contrast of western music 1600-1899; new directions in classical music 1900 to the present day; Britpop and Dance music; and World Music.

A Level

Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At AS/A2 level we follow the Edexcel syllabus.

 AS MUSIC SYLLABUS

 

 UNIT 1: PERFORMING:

 30% of the total AS mark and 15% of the total GCE marks.

 UNIT 2: COMPOSING:

 30% of the total AS mark and 15% of the total GCE marks.

 UNIT 3: LISTENING AND APPRAISING:

  40% of the total AS marks and 20% of the total GCE marks.

 A2 MUSIC SYLLABUS

 

 UNIT 4: EXTENDED PERFORMANCE:

 30% the total A2 marks and 15% of the total GCE marks.

 UNIT 5: COMPOSITION AND TECHNICAL STUDY:

 30% of the total A2 marks and 15% of the total GCE marks.

 UNIT 6: FURTHER MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING:

 40% of the total A2 marks and 20% of the total GCE marks.

Instrumental Tuition

There are 12 peripatetic teachers who teach over 300 students in a week.  We have a mix of County Music Service and private tutors who we work closely with.  Teachers include woodwind (including saxophone and a double reed specialist), strings, brass, acoustic guitar and electric guitar and a drum/percussion teacher.   We continue to develop our peripatetic provision for students and have waiting lists for most instrumental lessons.  We try to ensure that students who would like lessons are accommodated.  We work hard to provide smooth transition between lessons in primary through to tuition at Farlingaye.

To view the curriculum details, please click here.