Music at All Hallows Catholic College
Unit 1Performing Music - Students have to give a 5-6 minute performance consisting of one or more pieces of their own choice.
Unit 2 Composing - Creating Musical Ideas. Students have to create a 3 minute piece based on a brief set by EDEXCEL.
Unit 3 Developing Musical Understanding - Examined by a two-hour exam paper in three sections with the first two based on set works studied and the third including questions on unfamiliar music.
Unit 4 Performing Music - Students have to give a 12-15 minute performance as a soloist and/or part of an ensemble.
Unit 5 Composition and Technical Study - This is divided into two sections; composition where the students further develop their composition skills and have to produce a 3 minute piece in response to a given brief. Technical study - builds on the knowledge and awareness of harmony through the medium of pastiche studies.
Unit 6 Further Musical Understanding - Two hour written examination paper. Students answer questions on familiar and unfamiliar music and analyse how the music works.
5 GCSE’s A*-C
Advanced (A2) Including Music GCSE Music and Grade 5 on an instrument. Piano/Keyboard skills.
Able to read notated music
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact All Hallows Catholic College directly.