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GCSE Music

A look into our classroom

At SNS our GCSE Music programme has really kicked off. We are so over-subscribed that we have opened new sections and hired staff! This programme is an excellent opportunity for any student who is creative, driven and wants to learn how to compose and perform brilliant music.

Breakdown of Marks:

30% Composition (1 free, 1 to a brief)

30% Performance (1 group, 1 solo)

40% Exam Listening Paper 

GCSE Music: About

Year 11 GCSE Music Important Dates for this term

  • The internal deadline for your Free Composition, Free Composition Screenshot and Annotation, Brief Composition and Brief Composition Screenshot and Annotation to be completed to allow for effective feedback is the 9th February.

  • The internal deadline for you to have submitted recordings for your Solo Performance and Ensemble Performance is the 22nd March.

  • The final deadline for all coursework to be submitted by is the 19th April.

Don't forget, we have coursework catch-up club every Tuesday lunch and you can also use the computer suites and practice rooms for private study Thursday and Friday lunchtimes (as well as most times after school - come and see us in the office).

GCSE Music: Quote
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The Concerto Through Time

Baroque, Classical & Romantic Periods

Film Music

Underscore, Cues & Leitmotifs

Conventions of Pop

Rock n Roll, Rock Anthems, Pop Ballads & Solo Artists

Rhythms of the World

African, Indian and Punjab, Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Central and South America

GCSE Music: Programs


GCSE Music: List

Introduction to Composition

Learn how to create your own music



Composition Marks

pg 32, 33

SNS Student


GCSE Music: Gallery
GCSE Music: Music Player
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