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What are we studying?
Component 1 Performing 30%
Together total minimum of 4 minutes across the solo and ensemble pieces
Minimum total 2 pieces 30 marks each
Total of 60 marks
Component 2 Composing 30%
Together total minimum of 3 minutes
2 pieces 30 marks each
Total of 60 marks
Appraising 40% Exam
4 Areas of Study with 2 Set Works each:
Exam 1hr 45mins
Total of 80 marks
Content:f study Set works
Instrumental Music 1700–1820
C minor ‘Pathétique’
Music for Stage and Screen
recording of Wicked)
How are we assessed?
Lessons will be a mixture of practical and theory.
Students need to learn about the following in order to critically appraise pieces of music through the contexts of areas of study:
Students need to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of musical elements, musical contexts and musical language in relation to music that they have studied and to unfamiliar music for each of the areas of study.
Alongside the set works you will compose a piece throughout each set of 2 terms.
You will also be expected to prepare a performance piece every 2 terms which will be marked in order for you to know what improvements can be made and the suitability of the chosen piece.
What homework are you expected to do?
Regular lessons and practice of chosen instrument/voice – this should be at least 10 minutes a day, with 3 longer sessions.
Regular composition tasks – you will be expected to spend at least half an hour per week.
Practice theory development, essay practice and revision of set works
Learning meaning and spelling of key words
What can parents do to help?
Oversee regular practice of chosen instrument/voice and organisation of choosing pieces to perform.
Encourage participation in choir/orchestra or other suitable performance group
Testing of key words