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Broadwater School

key stage 4

GCSE MUSIC SYLLABUS

At Broadwater we follow the specification set by the Edexcel examination board.

UNIT 1  PERFORMING MUSIC               

  • Internally assessed
  • Externally moderated

Overview of content:                    
a)  one solo performance
b)  one ensemble performance

Both of these performances will result from a number of performances being completed throughout the course.

UNIT 2  COMPOSING MUSIC

  • Internally assessed
  • Externally assessed

Overview of content:                    

a) two compositions

Both compositions will result from a number of compositions being completed throughout the course.

UNIT 3  LISTENING AND APPRAISING

  • Externally assessed through a terminal written paper

Overview of content:                     
Knowledge and study of set works in the Areas of Study

Area of Study 1    - Western classical music (1600 – 1899)
Area of Study 2    - Music in the 20th century
Area of Study 3    - Popular music in context
Area of Study 4    - World music