A LEVEL MUSIC
Course delivery:Classroom based
Course duration?2 Year(s)
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Unit 1: Performance
ƒ?› A recital of two (25% of final grade) or three (35% of final grade) pieces on their chosen instruments. One of the pieces in the 25% option, and two of the pieces in the 35% option must link to an Area of Study. The recital should be of between 6 and 8 minutes for the 25% option, and 10 and 12 minutes for the 35% option at a minimum standard of Grade VI.
Unit 2: Composition
ƒ?› A choice of two (25% of final mark) or three compositions (35% of final mark). Depending on the option, one or two of these will be in relation to a brief set by the board, and the second or third will be a free choice.
ƒ?› Total time for the 25% option would be 4-6 minutes, and for the 35% option, 8-10 minutes.
Unit 3: Students sit a 2 hour written paper 'Appraising'
ƒ?› Knowledge and understanding of musical elements, contexts and language will be explored through the study of set works that fall into the following categories; The Western Classical Tradition, one of Rock & Pop, Musical Theatre or Jazz and one of Twentieth Century Music, or Music into the Twenty-First Century.
ƒ?› Students will also be required to apply this knowledge to unfamiliar works.
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