At Key Stage 4 students follow the AQA GCSE Music specification. The qualification is split into 3 components;
The Performance element of the course is worth 30% of the overall qualification and is assessed internally; this requires students to perform both a solo and an ensemble performance.
Students are required to create two compositions; together they are worth 30% of the overall qualification. These will be completed in any style, ranging from a classical instrumental piece to a pop song. A written Appraisal of the success of the compositions will complete the submission.
The Listening and Appraising Test is worth 40% and consists of a 1 hour and 30 minute written exam at the end of the course. This is in two sections;
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