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Music at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf

Course description

This course covers: performing; composing; appraising.

Assessment

AS:- 3 units MU1 Performing 1 15% External assessment Solo and/or ensemble performance • Performance should last between 8-10 minutes • One piece should reflect a chosen area of study • Assessed by visiting examiner MU2 Composing 1 15% Internal and external assessment Teacher assessed and externally moderated 2 contrasting compositions • Compositions should last between 4 – 8 minutes • One composition demonstrating the musical techniques and conventions associated with the Western Classical Tradition • One free composition MU3 Appraising 1 20% External assessment One listening examination in two parts • Part 1:12%: 1½ hour appraising test based on extracts of music [set works] taken from the two Areas of Study selected for study by the centre • Part 2:8%: 1 hour aural perception based on unprepared musical extracts Music A2 LEVEL:- (the preceding 3 units plus the following 3 units. All A2 pupils must choose 2 units of 15% [A] and 1 unit of 30% [B] MU4 [A] Performing 2 15% External assessment Solo and/or ensemble performance • Performance should last between 10-12 minutes • One piece should reflect the new area of study [music in the 20th/ 21st centuries] • Assessed by visiting examiner PTO MU4 [B] Performing 2/3 20% External assessment Solo and/or ensemble performance • As above but performance should last between 16-18 minutes • One piece to reflect a further area of study MU5 [A] Composing 2 15% Internal and external assessment 2 contrasting compositions • Compositions should last between 6 – 10 minutes • One composition demonstrating the Western Classical Tradition • One composition should reflect the new area of study [music in the 20th/21st centuries] • One free, innovative composition MU5 [B] Composing 2/3 20% Internal and external assessment 3 contrasting compositions • Detail above but compositions should now last between 12 – 18 minutes MU6 [A] Appraising 2 15% External assessment One written examination in two parts [ 2¼ hours ] • Part 1:6%: ¾ hour listening exam based on unfamiliar 20th/21st century music • Part 2:9%: 1½ hour listening/written exam analysing a set work MU6 [B] Appraising 2/3 20% External assessment One written examination in three parts [3 hours ] • Part 1:6%: ¾ hour listening exam based on unfamiliar 20th/21st century music • Part 2:9%: 1½ hour listening/written exam, analysing a set work • Part 3 :5%: ¾ hour written examination requiring candidates to demonstrate an understanding of overall musical styles and output of one of the set work composers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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