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KS5 Music

Sixth Form (KS5) Music

Examination Board: AQA

Music A level qualifications will inspire the next generation of students in forming personal and meaningful relationships with music through the development of musical knowledge, understanding and skills.

Students will be encouraged to engage critically and creatively with a wide range of music and musical contexts, develop an understanding of the place of music in different cultures and contexts, and reflect on how music is used in the expression of personal and collective identities.

At Audenshaw School Sixth Form, students follow the Edexcel A level qualifications in Music. This course is 100% externally assessed, and consists of one written paper and two non-examined assessments (NEA).

The course comprises of three components:

Component 1 : Performing

Total performance time of 8 minutes

Performance can be solo and/or ensemble

Component 2: Composing

2 compositions

1 free or free choice brief – min 4 min, 1 brief assessing technique – min 1 min

Component 3: Appraising

6 Areas of Study with 3 set works in each

• Vocal Music • Instrumental Music • Music for Film

• Popular Music and Jazz • Fusions • New Directions


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