St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy

Key Stage 4 Music

At Key Stage 4 students follow the AQA GCSE Music specification. The qualification is split into 3 components;

The Performance element of the course is worth 30% of the overall qualification and is assessed internally; this requires students to perform both a solo and an ensemble performance. 

Students are required to create two compositions; together they are worth 30% of the overall qualification. These will be completed in any style, ranging from a classical instrumental piece to a pop song.  A written Appraisal of the success of the compositions will complete the submission.

The Listening and Appraising Test is worth 40% and consists of a 1 hour and 30 minute written exam at the end of the course.  This is in two sections;