Music GCSE

Music GCSE

There are 3 components to Music GCSE

Component 1 PERFORMING 30% of the qualification

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.

Content overview

  • Solo performing
  • Ensemble performing
  • Approaches to performing

Component 2 COMPOSING 30% of the qualification

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.

Content overview

  • Developing musical ideas
  • Compositional techniques and strategies
  • Ensuring technical control and coherence
  • Methods of notating composition scores

Component 3 APPRAISING 40% of the qualification

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Content overview

  • Musical elements, musical contexts and musical language
  • Areas of study: ● Instrumental Music 1700–1820
  • Vocal Music
  • Music for Stage and Screen
  • Fusions.