UNIT 4 – EXTENDED PERFORMANCE ASSESSED INTERNALLY
12 – 15 minutes of a balanced programme of music as a soloist and/or as part of an ensemble 30% (A2)
UNIT 5 – COMPOSITION AND TECHNICAL STUDY ASSESSED EXTERNALLY
SECTION 1 – COMPOSITION
Create a 3 minute composition in response to a choice of briefs provided by the exam board.
SECTION 2 – TECHNICAL STUDY
Builds on the knowledge and awareness of harmony gained in Unit 3 section C through the completion of stylistic exercises.
- students complete 2 tasks set by the exam board- either 1 composition + 1 technical study- or 2 compositions- or 2 technical studies
UNIT 6 – FURTHER MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING ASSESSED EXTERNALLY
Listening to music, both familiar and unfamiliar, and understanding how it works. Set works from the anthology provide the focus for much of this unit.
Section A – Aural analysis
Section B – Music in Context
Section C – Continuity and change in instrumental music. 40% (A2)