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Music - GCSE at Hurstmere School

Course description

MUSIC OCR Course Content: Music is a demanding subject, requiring application and concentration. It is not necessary however to have an obvious flair and is not confined to pupils who have had specialist instrumental tuition. The course has been structured with greater emphasis on musicality rather than difficulty. This ensures that the highest grades are accessible to pupils who have only had classroom instrumental tuition. Importantly, it is not vital that pupils must be able to read traditional music notation, although such students would have a distinct advantage. The course features musical learning through four Areas of Study and will engage students in performing, composing, listening and appraisal activities across a wide range of music. The coursework will provide an opportunity to explore and compose in styles of your choice. Students will present recorded examples of two pieces of music by the end of the Spring Term in year 11. We record these throughout the course and allow as many “takes” as needed to produce these performance pieces to your highest standard. All performances are internal and students will not be required to perform in front of an external examiner. Compositions can be submitted either as written units or recorded as a performance. The listening examination paper lasts approximately one hour and involves commenting on a variety of different styles and types of music that are studied. Assessment structure: - Performing coursework 30% Composing coursework 30% Creative examination 15% Listening written examination 25%

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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