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GCSE Music - Performance Advice


What is will I need to do?

Component Requirements Assessment Weighting
Solo Performance Perform ONE solo piece 15% - recorded and marked by teacher and then sent of to exam board for moderation

30%

Performing during the course Candidates will perform/direct composition 1 and 1 other piece 15% - recorded and marked by teacher and then sent of to exam board for moderation
  • Although it is not a requirement it is useful if you have instrumental lessons with a peripatetic music teacher to gain more one to one advice.
  • All instruments are accepted -including multi-tracking/use of computers.
  • All pupils have the opportunity to perform on their instrument as a solo and in a group.
  • Pieces should last no longer than 2 minutes
  • If offering sequencing there must be THREE simultaneously sounding voices/timbres
  • Improvisation can be accepted under certain conditions.
  • There are 3 difficulty levels; Easier (grade 1)- Standard (Grade 2/3)- More difficult (Grade 4/5).
  • ASSESSMENT: Solo performances are marked using a grid to arrive at a mark out of 25. A Difficulty Level is then selected and the 1st mark is then 'scaled'. A similar method is used for Performing during the course, but the two marks are added and divided by two to give a mark out of 25. There are then 2 totals which, when added, give a mark out of 50

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Last Updated 18 February 2002

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