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GCSE Music

Course title: GCSE Music

Exam board: OCR

Available grades: 1-9

Content overview:
  • Area of study 1: My Music
  • Area of study 2: The concerto through time
  • Area of study 3: Rhythms of the world
  • Area of study 4: Film Music
  • Area of study 5: Conventions of pop
Assessment: Integrated portfolio 30% controlled assessment:

  • Solo Performance 
  • Composition 

Practical component 30% controlled assessment

  • Ensemble performance
  • Composition set to brief from OCR

Written exam 40%
Listening paper with questions based on Areas of study 2 – 5

Skills required to be successful: Must be able to play an instrument or sing to a good standard (musical grade 3)Analysis skills – to collect and gather information and see a problem or situation from different viewpoints Evaluation skills – to access the credibility of the claims people make

Further study links: A level Music
L3 BTEC national music
Music Production Diploma Level 3RSL L3 Music Practitioner

Career opportunities:
  • Music teacher
  • Music therapist
  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Music
  • Arranger
  • Lyricist
  • Music Producer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Events Manager
  • Radio Producer
  • Conductor