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Music - GCSE at St James's C E High School

Course description

The GCSE Music course is made up of four areas of study: • Western Classical Music • Music in the 20th Century • Popular Music • World Music The course is divided into three main sections: performing, arranging and listening and Writing; with set works to study. This is a very practical course where written work is kept to a minimum, but where consistent practice and commitment will be rewarded with high marks. For those who find composing difficult there is the option of arranging a piece of music that you are familiar with. The tasks are done over a timed period and help is given in class. You will have access to Sibelius software - This is a straight forward programme where the creating sound you want is easily achieved. This course offers performers the opportunity to excel. Coursework performances are prepared with the help of instrumental teachers and pieces that are being prepared for Associated Board exams can be recorded as part of your coursework. GCSE Music is available to all instrumentalists and singers, provided they are prepared to work in groups and as part of a team. You must also contribute to extra curricular musical activities and school concerts.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years