Music

Exam Board: WJEC

 

Course Content:

Component 1 - Performing

Option A - Total duration of performances: 10-12 minutes 35% of qualification

Non-exam assessment: externally assessed by a visiting examiner.  A performance consisting of a minimum of three pieces either as a soloist or as part of an ensemble.

 

 

Option B - Total duration of performances: 6-8 minutes 25% of qualification

Non-exam assessment: externally assessed by a visiting examiner.  A performance consisting of a minimum of two pieces either as a soloist or as part of an ensemble.

 

 

Component 2 - Composing

Option A - Total duration of compositions: 4-6 minutes: 25% of qualification

Two Compositions – One to a set brief and one reflecting an Area of study

 

 

Option B – Total duration of compositions 8 – 10 minutes 35% of qualification

 

Component 3 - Appraising

40% of qualification

 

2 hour 15 minute listening and appraising exam consisting of questions on

 

The Symphony and two other areas of study

 

Career Opportunities:

Music A Level can lead on to further study at a university or specialist conservatoire and on to a wide range of professional occupations including performance, composition, arts administration, librarianship, teaching and music therapy. Music A Level is also a highly regarded supporting subject for further study in other academic and scientific disciplines.

 

Entry Requirements:

Students should have achieved at least a B grade at GCSE and should have the ability to read music notation.