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Key Stage Four

High Quality Arts Education in Harpenden

GCSE Music

At Key Stage 4, students follow the Eduqas GCSE Music syllabus. GCSE Music requires students to apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained from the course across the three disciplines of Listening and Appraising, Composing and Performing. Composition and Performance are internally assessed and externally moderated. Listening and Appraising is assessed through a final terminal examination.

Students will study a wide range of music across four areas of study: –

Area of Study 1 – Forms and Devices (Set work: Badinerie, J.S. Bach)
Area of Study 2 – Music for Ensemble
Area of Study 3 – Film Music
Area of Study 4 – Popular Music (Set work: Africa, Toto)

Students have 5 lessons every fortnight in years 9 to 11 and lessons offer opportunities to develop the skills required for all elements of the course.

BTEC Music

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