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Music at Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi

Course description

The AS and A2 Music course provides opportunities for candidates to extend their understanding and knowledge of music in its variety, and its role in the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural experiences of people throughout the ages. These experiences will foster candidates’ sensitivity as listeners and performers, and allow their awareness of music’s cultural and spiritual context in all places, and in all ages, to be reflected in their own compositions and performances. Music, as a subject, is a medium to enjoy, to extend general musical knowledge, as well as nurturing the skills to study the subject further in College or University - with a future in teaching, a professional composer or even as a popstar!

Course content

 External examination
 Solo/ensemble recital between 8 and 10 mins
 One piece must reflect an area of study
 A folio consisting of two contrasting pieces (between 4 and 8 mins)
 1 hour exam based on set works studied
during the year
 Areas of study:
Orchestral Music
Vocal Music
Chamber Music
Musical Theatre
Jazz, Rock and Pop
Welsh Songs
 Listening Exam 1 hour - unprepared

 External examination
 Solo/ensemble recital between 10 and 12
 One piece must reflect music in the
20th/21st Century
 A folio consisting of two contrasting
pieces (between 6 and 10 mins)
 2¼ hour exam split into Part 1 and Part 2
 Part 1 is based on the appraisal of music
in the 20th/21st Century
 Part 2 is a Listening and Written Paper based on one set work e.g. Ravel - Concerto in G Major


Year 12
Unit 1 -1 hour/Coursework
Unit 2 - Composition Folio
Unit 3 - Performing Examination (8 minutes)
Year 13
Unit 4 - 2 x 2½ hour examinations
Unit 5 - 2 hour exam or coursework
Unit 6 - Performing Examination (12 minutes)

Future opportunities

College and University - doors are opened to
creative and technical subjects like Performing, Theatre, Music and Media, Composition, Music Technology, Ethno-music etc.
Occupations - theatre and film, media,
concert manager, music therapist, teaching,
orchestra, accompanying, conducting.

Further information

Music Technology
The course is offered as an AS subject with the EDEXCEL examining board. We now have a brand new, modern studio within the music department.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September