Music - A level

Course Requirements:

GCSE Music is not essential!

However, it is important that you play an instrument to a minimum of Grade 4 standard for AS and Grade 6 standard for A2. If you have not done GCSE Music, Grade 5 theory would be beneficial.

It does not matter what your instrument is…voice, electric guitar, bagpipes, drum kit as well as orchestral instruments and piano have all been presented in Cookstown High School at GCE level.

It is important that you continue to have lessons on your instrument during AS/A2.

Apple iMacs are used for composition tasks, using Logic Pro as a creative and recording tool.

Course Content

AS 1

Performance lasting 5-8 minutes

(Assessed by a visiting examiner in May)

Composition lasting 1½-2 minutes (Marked by CCEA examiners. Submitted end of April)

AS 2

Paper 1:

Listening paper lasting 1 hour, 15 minutes (Set Works and Previously Unheard Music)

Paper 2:

Analytical Set Work question; essay question on Optional Area of Study

 

Set Works: Music for Orchestra 1700-1900

Area of Study: Music for Solo Piano 1830-1890

 

A2 1

Performance lasting 10-12 minutes

(Assessed by a visiting examiner in May)

Composition lasting 2-3 minutes

(Marked by CCEA examiners. Submitted end of April)

A2 2

Paper 1:

Listening paper lasting 1 hour, 15 minutes (Set Works and Previously Unheard Music)

Paper 2:

Analytical Set Work question; essay question on Optional Area of Study

 

Set Works: Music for Orchestra in the Twentieth Century

Area of Study: Secular Vocal Music, 1580-1620

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