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Music IB HL Level 3 Group 6 at Tonbridge Grammar School

Course description

Music will develop your self-confidence, your creativity and give you a sense of belonging to a community. Those wishing to take Higher Level Music will probably have taken GCSE Music or attended extra music specialist courses, or taken a Grade 5 Music Theory examination. Those taking Standard Level Music may have abilities as a performer or composer, but it is not essential to be both.

Musical enrichment at TGS is a vital force. Choirs win national competitions, orchestras and bands play a major role in events in school and in the local community. Students are expected to play a role not only as performers in school music groups, but in running and inspiring others with music. We have well established links with the London Chamber Orchestra and Barnardo‚Äôs and students automatically become part of this exciting ongoing Music Junction project composing and performing in London venues. 

Course content

All students are given regular opportunities for solo and group Performing. In the Creating component students compose and arrange pieces using music technology where a variety of styles are encouraged. Students also develop Listening skills through the study of Western Classical music, World music and music from popular culture. This leads towards a Listening exam with set works and unprepared musical extracts. In the Musical Links Investigation candidates write a comparison of music from two different musical styles. For Standard level students follow the same course but select either Performing or Creating. 

Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole

Assessment

Higher Level students record 20 minutes of solo pieces for their Performing coursework component (25%). In Creating (25%) students also complete three coursework compositions each lasting 3-6 minutes. Scores and recordings are submitted. Listening skills are assessed through an examination (30%) where candidates comment in detail on what they hear. The Musical Links Investigation is presented as a coursework media script (20%).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tonbridge Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2016
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