Course Length: 1 Year
Available for: Year 10-11
Entry Requirements: Grade 3 or above on an instrument and/or Rock School Level 2
GCSE Music provides students with the opportunity to focus on three key areas of musicianship: Composition, Performance, and Theory/Analysis.
During the year students will write two pieces of music: a composition to a set brief, and a free choice composition. Each composition is worth 15% of the total GCSE.
Students will perform a minimum of two pieces for their composition. A solo performance piece (which can have piano accompaniment or a backing track) and an ensemble performance with other musicians. Each performance is worth 15% of the total GCSE.
At the end of the year, students will complete a 90-minute exam paper covering four areas of study:
The Concerto Through Time
Rhythms of the World
Conventions of Pop