Key Stage 4
WJEC Eduqas GCSE Music
There are three elements to GCSE Music-composing, performing and appraising. These contribute towards the GCSE award as follows:
Composing 30% coursework consisting of two pieces.
Performing 30% coursework consisting of two performances.
Appraising 40% one listening exam answering questions on the eight set works as well as wider listening pieces.
During the course students study a variety of styles and genres of music, developing their performing skills in both a solo and a group context. They are also encouraged to explore a range of compositional starting points and turn them into completed pieces of music. Finally, listening and appraising skills are developed through the study of music across a variety of styles and genres. These are: Instrumental Music (1700-1820); Vocal Music; Music for Stage and Screen and Fusions.
Topics Covered per Half Term
|Term||Year 11||Year 12|
|Autumn 1||Music for stage and screen||Instrumental music 1700-1820|
|Autumn 2||Music for stage and screen||Fusion|
|Spring 1||Vocal Music||Fusion|
|Spring 2||Vocal Music||Revision and further listening analysis|
|Summer 1||Instrumental music 1700-1820||Revision and further listening analysis|
|Summer 2||Instrumental music 1700-1820||GCSE Exam|