Autumn Term 1:
Your child will be studying and focusing on: Controlled Assessment ‘My Music’ B351
Students will continue to prepare for and complete the controlled assessment associated with solo performing on their instrument/voice. This will be required to practise at home and review the work they undertake in a controlled environment. They will compose a piece of music independently and write a commentary to support it.
Autumn Term 2:
Your child will be studying and focusing on: Preparation for the controlled assessment ‘Shared Music’ B352
Once the first controlled assessment has been completed students will review the experience and then prepare for the next controlled assessment, B352, which will take place after the Christmas Holidays.
Revision for the Year 11 Mock examination will be structured at this time and set for homework over the half term and during the Christmas holiday.
Spring Term 1:
Your child will be studying and focusing on: Controlled Assessment B352
Students will work on their second controlled assessment associated with ensemble performance. They will prepare themselves and continue to work on preparation and improvement over the course of the half term.
The mock GCSE Listening Paper will take place during the preparation phase.
Spring Term 2:
Your child will be studying and focusing on: Revision for the written/listening paper B354
Students will be involved in revising vocabulary and skills for the listening paper using a practical approach as far as possible. The Creative Task, B353,will be completed at this time.
Your child will be studying and focusing on: Preparations for the remaining assessment.
Music useful websites:
YouTube for targeted listening
Music important dates:
October/November 2014 – Controlled Assessment B351 – My Music
January 2015 – Music Mock Examination
January/February 2015 – Controlled Assessment B352 – Shared Music
April 2015 – Creative Task 45 minutes in length
June 2015 – Listening Examination
Contact the Music Department
Phone: 01202 774600