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Music

Exam Board

Edexcel

Specification Code

1MUO

Exam Dates And Deadlines

Term 1: Final week of term - Composition 1 interim assessment deadline.

Term 2: Week Beginning 4th December- Composition 2 begins.

Term 3: 31st January- Solo Performance PPE

Term 4: 21st February- Ensemble Performance PPE (Recital Evening)

Week Beginning 19th February- Compositions 1 and 2 essays due, completes controlled assessment for compositions.

23rd March- Final performances (Solo & Ensemble)

Term 5: 20th April- Final date for edited compositions to be submitted.

Term 6: Confirmed examination date: Wednesday 6th June, Component 3 written exam. (1 hour 45 minutes). 

Workshop Night

Friday week 2

Head of Department Guidance

Students need to be able to sing or play an instrument to a reasonable standard. If they do not already play an instrument they must be keen to learn one. The Performing Arts Department can organise instrument/ vocal lessons on a range of instruments.

As senior Music students, it is expected that all students on the course will attend at least one of our extra-curricular ensembles on a weekly basis and take part in a range of performances throughout the year. 

Students must dedicate sufficient time to rehearse their chosen instrument, or voice, daily and attend additional performance sessions and rehearsals when necessary.

Useful websites/links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpf3cdm

https://www.musictheory.net/ 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC134878F04F4482D - GCSE Music Set Works

Students should seek help from Performing Arts staff, where needed, who they can find in the Performing Arts block.

KS4 Enrichment Sessions are available for students to attend on Wednesday lunchtimes throughout the year.