Music

RockSchool Music - Unit Content

Internal Core – Musical Knowledge

You will learn about how different styles of music developed and how outside factors had an impact on this development.

You will learn to be able to analyse music through listening and be able to describe the key musical elements of a piece.

 

External Core – Live Music Performance

You will develop a performance in front an audience to given scenario. You will have to consider and choose appropriate repertoire, your image and how the performance will look and feel to suit the given scenario. You will plan, rehearse, perform and evaluate your performance.

 

External Core – Music Sequencing & Production

You will create your own piece of music using music sequencing software for a given scenario. You will learn about the software and demonstrate you can use the different features and functions of this. You will plan, compose and evaluate your piece.

 

Internal Optional – Composing Music

You will compose (write) a piece music in any style of your choice. You will develop the skills to create the music, write out your ideas and evaluate your finished piece.

 

Internal Optional – Sound Recording

You will learn about the equipment and how to set this up in order to conduct a recording of a band. You will learn how to edit the recording and produce a finished track.

Course details

Students will be guided to take Rockschool or GCSE - however it is the same options choice.
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Rockschool Music
Assessment

The whole course is coursework based and you can evidence your work in a way which suits you (written/presentation/blog etc.):

 

1 External Core unit (Live Music Performance or Music Sequencing & Production)

1 Internal Core unit (Musical Knowledge)

1 Internal Optional unit (Composing Music or Sound Recording)
Course Skills
L3 courses at Quarrydale
Example University courses
Example Careers
Employability skills

GCSE Music

Component 1 – Performing

A minimum of two pieces, lasting a total of 4-6 minutes.

One piece must be an ensemble (group) piece lasting at least 1 min.

One piece linked to an AoS.

Grade 3 music is the standard level and can score full marks if played perfectly.

You can use any instrument or voice, or choose a technology option.

 

Component 2 – Composing

Two pieces:

One in response to a brief set by the exam board – there are 4 to choose from each year.

One free composition – ANY style you want to write in.

 

Component 3 – Appraising

You will learn about the key musical elements of the music in each area study and be able to recognise these features through listening.

Listening examination:

8 questions, 2 on each area of study:

AoS1 Musical Forms and Devices (including a set work)

AoS2 Music for Ensemble

AoS3 Film Music

AoS4 Popular Music (Including a set work)

Course details

Students will be guided to take Rockschool or GCSE - however it is the same options choice.
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Rockschool Music
Assessment

Component 1 – Performing (30% Teacher assessed)

Component 2 – Composing (30% Teacher assessed)

Component 3 – Appraising (40% external written/listening exam 1hr 15mins)
Course Skills
L3 courses at Quarrydale
Example University courses
Example Careers
Employability skills
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Albert
Einstein

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician… I see my life in terms of music” 

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Friedrich
Nietzsche

“Without music, life would be a mistake” 

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