Music at Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi
The AS and A2 Music course provides opportunities for candidates to extend their understanding and knowledge of music in its variety, and its role in the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural experiences of people throughout the ages. These experiences will foster candidates’ sensitivity as listeners and performers, and allow their awareness of music’s cultural and spiritual context in all places, and in all ages, to be reflected in their own compositions and performances. Music, as a subject, is a medium to enjoy, to extend general musical knowledge, as well as nurturing the skills to study the subject further in College or University - with a future in teaching, a professional composer or even as a popstar!
ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (A/S)
MU1 - PERFORMING
Solo/ensemble recital between 8 and 10 mins
One piece must reflect an area of study
MU2 - COMPOSING
A folio consisting of two contrasting pieces (between 4 and 8 mins)
MU3 - APPRAISING
1 hour exam based on set works studied
during the year
Areas of study:
Jazz, Rock and Pop
Listening Exam 1 hour - unprepared
MU4 - PERFORMING
Solo/ensemble recital between 10 and 12
One piece must reflect music in the
MU5 - COMPOSING
A folio consisting of two contrasting
pieces (between 6 and 10 mins)
MU6 - APPRAISING
2¼ hour exam split into Part 1 and Part 2
Part 1 is based on the appraisal of music
in the 20th/21st Century
Part 2 is a Listening and Written Paper based on one set work e.g. Ravel - Concerto in G Major
Unit 1 -1 hour/Coursework
Unit 2 - Composition Folio
Unit 3 - Performing Examination (8 minutes)
Unit 4 - 2 x 2½ hour examinations
Unit 5 - 2 hour exam or coursework
Unit 6 - Performing Examination (12 minutes)
College and University - doors are opened to
creative and technical subjects like Performing, Theatre, Music and Media, Composition, Music Technology, Ethno-music etc.
Occupations - theatre and film, media,
concert manager, music therapist, teaching,
orchestra, accompanying, conducting.
The course is offered as an AS subject with the EDEXCEL examining board. We now have a brand new, modern studio within the music department.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi directly.