Music is a universal language. In this course students have the opportunity to gain self-confidence by performing to others, develop social and team-working skills and exercise their creativity while engaging in activities which will widen their musical knowledge, composition, listening and instrumental skills.
Studying GCSE Music
1 Solo performance (15%)
1 Ensemble performance (15%)
2 Compositions (30%)
1 Listening paper based on 8 pieces of music and wider listening. (40%)
To be successful in this GCSE you will need:
The ability to sing in tune and/or play a musical instrument. An open mind to all kinds of different genres of music.
Good communication skills and willingness to take constructive criticism
To attend weekly instrumental or vocal lessons in or outside of school.
Be reliable and hard working
GCSE Exam Specification Title
Edexcel GCSE Music
Link to Exam Specification
Future education, training and/or career prospects
Music is regarded as an academic subject by employers. The creative industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK but many musicians also pursue careers in finance and banking, legal and consultancy. Career options in the music ondustry include:
Composing and arranging, music production and engineering, music performance and live music, record labels. public relations, music media, TV, radio and print, education and music therapy.