Music AS Level at Driffield School
• Appraising Music
There are 7 Areas of Study:
• Western Classical Tradition 1650 - 1910
• Pop music
• Music for media
• Music for theatre
• Contemporary traditional music
• Art music since 1910
Students must study Western Classical Tradition and choose one other from a different Area of Study
This is assessed on listening, analysis and contextual understanding.
The Exam paper is taken in the summer term with listening and written questions using excerpts of music
The unit is worth 40% of AS marks (96 marks in total
Requires solo and/or ensemble as an instrumentalist and/or vocalist and/or music production (50 marks)
A minimum of 6 minutes of performance in total
The unit is worth 30% of AS marks (50% marks in total)
This component is externally marked by AQA examiners and sent between 1st and 31st May
You create two compositions during the year
Composition one is to a given brief (25 marks)
Composition two is Free Composition (25 marks)
A total of four and a half minutes in total. This component is externally marked by AQA examiners and sent between 1st and 31st May.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Driffield School directly.