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KS5 AS/A2 Music

There is no specific requirement for prior learning, although many candidates would have already gained a knowledge and understanding and have developed a range of musical skills through their study of Music at GCSE. There is no specific requirement for prior learning, although many candidates would have already gained a knowledge and understanding and have developed a range of musical skills through their study of Music at GCSE.

 

Year 12 AS

MU1 Performing 15%. Externally Assessed.

Solo and/or ensemble performance

  • Performance should last between 8 and 10 minutes
  • One piece should reflect a chosen area of study
  • Assessed by visiting examiner

 

MU2 Composing 15%. Internally Assessed.

Two contrasting compositions

  • Compositions should last between 4 and 8 minutes
  • One composition demonstrating the musical techniques and conventions associated with the Western Classical Tradition.
  • One free composition.
  • Teacher assessed and externally moderated.

 

MU3 Appraising 20%. Externally Assessed.

One listening examination in two parts.

  • Part 1: (12%):1 hour appraising test based on extracts of music (set works) taken from the two Areas of Study selected for study by the centre.
  • Part 2: (8%): 1 hour aural perception (melodic dictation, keys, chords, cadences) based on unprepared musical extracts.

 

Year 13 A2

MU4(A) Performing 15%. Externally Assessed.

  • Solo and/or ensemble performance.
  • Performance should last between 10 and 12 minutes.
  • One piece should reflect the new area of study (Music in the 20th and 21st centuries).
  • Assessed by visiting examiner.

 

MU5 Composing 15%. Internally Assessed.

Two contrasting compositions.

  • Compositions should last between 6 and 10 minutes.
  • One composition demonstrating the musical techniques and conventions associated with the Western Classical Tradition (area of study continued from AS).
  • One composition reflecting the new area of study (Music in the 20th and 21st centuries).
  • Teacher assessed and externally marked.

 

MU6 Appraising 15%%. Externally Assessed.

One written examination in three parts (3 hours)

  • Part 1: (6%) : hour listening examination based on extracts of unfamiliar 20th / 21st century music (new area of study).
  • Part 2 : (9%): 1 hour listening / written examination requiring candidates to analyze a set work and place the work within a broader musical perspective.
  • Part 3 : (5%): hour written examination requiring candidates to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the overall musical style and output of one of the set work composers.

 

NB: Student have an extra 5% with which they may add to either MU4, MU5 or MU6 or wherever their strengths lie.

For full details visit the WJEC website by clicking here.

 

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