Music

Key Stage 4 Music

Exam Board and Specification

Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Music (1MU0)

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 10

Component 1: Performing

  • 1MU0/01 Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated 30% of the qualification.
Content: 
  • Initial Solo & Ensemble performing Preparations. Approaches to performing Assessment

Component 2: Composing

  • 1MU0/02 Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated 30% of the qualification.
Content:
  • Completion of the “Free Composition”

Component 3: Appraising

  • Preparation for Y11 examination
Content:
  • Musical elements, musical contexts and musical language.
Instrumental Music 1700–1820
  • J S Bach: 3rd Movement from Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major
  • L van Beethoven: 1st Movement from Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor ‘Pathétique’
Vocal Music
  • H Purcell: Music for a While
  • Queen: Killer Queen (from the album ‘Sheer Heart Attack’)

Year 11

Component 1: Performing

Content: 
  • • Final recordings of Solo & Ensemble Performances

Component 2: Composing

Content:
  • Exam board task set composition

Component 3: Appraising

  • Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes 40% of the qualification.
Content:
  • Music for Stage and Screen (S Schwartz: Defying Gravity (from the album of the cast recording of Wicked)
  • J Williams: Main title/rebel blockade runner (from the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)
  • Fusions (Afro Celt Sound System: Release (from the album ‘Volume 2: Release’)
  • Esperanza Spalding: Samba Em Preludio (from the album ‘Esperanza’)

Singing at LCS Music Festival Piano at LCS Music Festival

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Concerts and Shows

  • Music Festival – by audition – July
  • Christmas Concert – all abilities – December
  • Music Platforms – classroom concerts (following a music festival)
  • Whole School Production – by audition – December

Enrichment Groups

  • “Urban Choir”
  • “Toot” Flute Group
  • “Phat Percentage” Funk Band
  • “Brass Monkeys” Brass group
  • "Exclusive" Funk Band