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Music

Subject leader:

  • Catherine Albutt
  • catherine.albutt@cockshuthill.org.uk

 

Key Stage 4 curriculum overview:

 

Exam board: OCR

Component 01:

Performing

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.

30% of the qualification – 60 marks
Content overview

  • Solo performing
  • Ensemble performing
  • Approaches to performing

 

Assessment overview

  • Students perform for at least four minutes’ combined duration.
  • Solo performance: this must be of at least one minute in duration, and may comprise one or more pieces.
  • Ensemble performance: this must be of at least one minute in duration, and may comprise one or more pieces.

 

Component 02:

Composing

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.

30% of the qualification – 60 marks
Content overview

  • Developing musical ideas
  • Compositional techniques and strategies
  • Ensuring technical control and coherence
  • Methods of notating composition scores
Assessment overview

  • Students compose two compositions, of at least three minutes’ combined duration.
  • One composition to a brief set by Pearson, of at least one minute in duration.
  • One free composition, of at least one minute in duration.

 

Component 03:

Appraising

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

40% of the qualification – 80 marks
Content overview

● Musical elements, musical contexts and musical language.

 

Areas of study:

  • 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 overview

This component focuses on areas of study 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of musical elements, contexts and language by answering a series of question which will be accompanied by a piece of music.

 

Revision:

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zpf3cdm