Music (GCSE)

Music at GCSE level includes:

  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Listening skills

The course is creative and practical, yet also highly academic.

Course Contents

You will be required to analyse eight set works from four areas of study, including Baroque music, Musical Theatre and film. In addition, you will compose your own music, based on a chosen style and perform on our chosen instrument.

Exams and Assessment

  • You will be required to submit coursework, which consists of 4-5 minutes of original compositions.
  • There is an external examination on your set works.
  • You will have to reach a high standard of musicianship on your chosen instrument, before submitting a recording of our performance.

Why choose Music?

Music helps to strengthen your creative abilities, teaches you to listen analytically and improves your performance skills. It will challenge and stimulate you, and teach you a deeper appreciation of a broad range of musical styles. You will have the opportunity to progress as a musician and a composer, and unleash your own creativity.