Exams will take place for Junior students during their next timetabled lesson and will be a combination of Listening and Theory questions.

Year 8: Elements of Music, Types of Voice, Stripsody, Instruments of the Orchestra, Recorder Notation, Time Signatures and Rhythm. Year 9: Danse Macabre, Elements of Music, Keyboard Notation, Rhythm, Time Signatures, Performance Directions, Scales [Mrs McWilliams classes only] and Baroque Music [Ms Gould’s classes only]. Year 10: Common features found in Popular Music, Achy Breaky Heart, Hound Dog, Blues Music.

Year 11 will do a Listening Paper based on the four set works from our Core Area of Study: Repeated Patterns in Music. Students must learn the finer details. Year 12: students will do a ‘mock’ Listening paper based on two Areas of Study: Repeated Patterns in Music and Incidental Music [Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Morning]. There will be questions on set works but also other pieces related to these topics, so ensure that you refer to your Recommended Listening handout and listen around the areas of study.

www.ccea.org.uk/music: gcse revised

Year 13 and 14 students will sit Module 2 [Aural Perception and Written examination] on January the 10th and 21st respectively. Remember you will be asked about 3 set works [2 through listening and a 3rd as a short score question], so make sure that you revise these thoroughly. You will have a further question related to your set topic [Music For Orchestra 1700-1900  at AS and Twentieth Century Orchestral Music at A2] and 2 general knowledge questions. Ensure that you look at your recommended listening sheets and listen/analyse as much as possible, as well as looking over past paper questions we have already done as preparation. Remember you are pretty much guaranteed to have a question on Vocal Music at both levels and AS students should expect something on 20th Century Music.

www.ccea.org.uk/music: gce revised

Good luck to everyone and work hard!