Delivery: From: September 2016 To: 2018
Exam Board and Code: AQA 8271
QAN code: 601/8361/5
Developing and applying the musical knowledge, understanding and skills set out in the AQA GCSE specification can ensure your students form a personal and meaningful relationship with music. They will be encouraged to engage critically and creatively with a wide range of music and musical contexts, and reflect on how music is used in the expression of personal and collective identities.
The Subject content is divided into the three components: Understanding music, Performing music, Composing music.
1 General theory/composition – the basics – how to develop an idea (theme and variations, cover versions)
2 Performance – what makes a successful performance? Listening – set works
3 Composition – Ground Bass – study the form and create an original composition.
4 Performance – working as an ensemble – what skills do you need to be an ensemble performer? How is the ensemble performance marked?
5 Composition and listening – Form and Structure – outlining all of the different formal structures coupled with practical composition task using a chosen form.
6 Solo performance – looking at the marking criteria – how to produce an effective, engaging and confident performance.
1 Performance – public performance preparation (Remembrance/Christmas)
2 Listening – set works and exam preparation – Mock Exam
3 Performance – recordings of Solo and Ensemble performance complete
4 Compositions – completed and recorded/Final exam prep
5 Final exam preparation – set works, elements of music, areas of study
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