GCSE Music 

We follow the Edexcel GCSE Music syllabus.

You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that:

  • involves performing on an instrument or voice
  • involves composing
  • involves learning about how different styles of music are written
  • gives you the opportunity to perform with others in bands, instrumental groups and choirs
  • gives you the opportunity to gain more experience using music technology

Course Outline  

Component 1:

Performing

Students will perform and record two pieces of music in any style; one solo piece and one piece as part of an ensemble (group) 30% of the total mark

Component 2:

Composing

Students will compose two pieces of original music; one based on a brief set by the exam board, the other chosen by the student. 30% of the total mark

Component 3:

Listening

Students will perform and record two pieces of music in any style; one solo piece and one piece as part of an ensemble (group) 40% of the total mark

Exam Results

 100% A* - C, 75% A*- B at A Level
100% A*- D, 73% A* - C, 40% A*- B at GCSE

Students continuing Music into Higher Education and beyond!

2018

H. Soares – University of Oxford, Oriel College
(Music BA Hons with Choral Scholarship)

B. Johns – Royal Academy of Music
(Post-Graduate Vocal Performance Scholarship)

2017

W. Burden – Birmingham Conservatoire
(Vocal Performance Scholarship)

C. Collins – St David’s Cathedral (Choral Scholarship)

A. Perkins – University of Chichester (Music & Musical Theatre)

C. Slemensek – University of Gloucestershire (Popular Music)

2016

J. McGeoch – BIMM (British & Irish Modern Music Institute)
BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship – Drums

L. Padfield – Royal Holloway, University of London
(Music BMus course with Choral Scholarship)

D. Ryan – Royal College of Music
(Post-Graduate Composition Scholarship)