Music Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Pascariu
The components of music studied in Years 9 and 10 continue to be developed in Level 1 Music. You will continue to focus on performance skills, composition and studying music works. You will continue working on your understanding of music theory and sit one external examination at the end of the year. This course is flexible with the ability to choose which pieces you would like to do for performances as well as how you would like to compose your own music – e.g. through traditional notation methods, using music software such as Garageband or songwriting with lyrics and chords. Students can create their own songs in groups or as an individual which can count towards both the composition and performance standards.
Performance: Students are required to prepare and perform two solo pieces and a single group piece.
Composition: Students must compose two original pieces
Theory: Students will work on music theory and analysing scores. This is an external exam.
Music Works: An in depth study of two works of varying styles and eras.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students must have their own or hire a musical instrument in which they are to specialise
Recommended Prior Learning
• Performing Proficiency - 2 years of instrumental tuition expected (approx. Grade 2-3 Level)
• Theoretical Knowledge - Grade 2 ABRSM or equivalent, and/or a pass in Year 10 Music
To be able to participate in this course students must have competent skills in performance, theory, composition and be able to play an instrument at a very good standard (at least showing the skill of a student having taken lessons for two years).
Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
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