Music at Huddersfield Grammar School
GCSE Music is a demanding course that is aimed towards students who enjoy listening to and making music. Students are encouraged to listen to a variety of musical genres at home and it is strongly suggested [yet by no means essential] that students can already perform on an instrument. Instrumental teachers should be informed immediately of details of how the performance component is assessed in order that they can help prepare the student for this part of the assessment.This course is broken down into FIVE areas of study: a. Music for Film b. Music for Special Events c. The Popular Song since 1960d. Music for Dance e. Orchestral Landmarks In each of areas of study, students will A Develop their understanding and appreciation of a range of different kinds of music, extend their own interests and increase their ability to make judgements about musical quality; B Acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to: * Make music, both individually and in groups; * Develop a life long interest in music, e.g. through community music making; * Progress to further study, e.g. AS/A2 and other equivalent qualifications, and or to follow a music-related career, where appropriate; C Develop broader life-skills and attributes including critical and creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity and emotional and cultural development.
This course has a Scheme of Assessment comprising of four components: 1] Coursework Composing [25%] Two compositions (with recordings and Scores or Annotations) 2] Coursework Performing [25%] One Solo and one Ensemble Performance (Recorded during the two year course) 3] Integrated Assignment [25%] One composition, realisation (recording) and evaluation 4] Listening and Appraising Test [25%] One listening and Written Paper lasting1 hour and 15 minutes
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