水平的音乐 builds on the three essential components which are studied throughout the Secondary 课程: Performing, Composing and Listening and Appraising. The course is designed to build on what students have learnt at GCSE and it is an excellent opportunity for students to put their musical skills to use in an academic and practical way. Throughout the course, students study music from different eras including the vocal music of Bach and Mozart, instrumental music from Berlioz and Vivaldi, 音乐,电影, 流行音乐, 包括爵士乐, and music of the avant-garde 20th century. Students also study compositional techniques in set styles and will be expected to perform a range of repertoire in front of a live audience.
- Unit 1: Performing 30% – Students perform one or more pieces in a concert lasting a minimum of 8 minutes.
- Unit 2: Composing 30% – This is organized in two parts: A composition either to a brief or a free composition and a technical study based on an arrangement of a melody or a chorale in the style of J S Bach. Both parts must last in total at least 6 minutes.
- Unit 3: Appraising 40% – A two hour examination in two parts. This exam covers a wide range of music genres and styles, each with three set works.
How will I be assessed?
Performance (30%) – completed during the course and externally examined.
Composition (30%) – completed during the course and externally examined
Appraising exam (40%) – externally examined
What do I need to study the course?
普通中等教育证书考试6级 or above in 音乐 (if taken). Playing an instrument/singing to Grade 5 standard is essential. Students who believe they are at this standard but have not yet passed the exam must enquire instead. Students need to be able to read stave notation (treble and/or bass/clef) fluently. 感兴趣, and an open minded approach to, 所有风格的音乐, as well as an ability to compose and write about music (to GCSE standard) is useful.
Where will 水平的音乐 lead me?
Students who have studied 音乐 at Holy Cross 六年级 have gone on to study 音乐, 音乐表演, 音乐制作, 音乐 Teacher QTS and 音乐al Theatre at universities and conservatoires. Relevant careers include performing and media work – there is an increasing demand for music of all types for broadcasting on radio, TV and the internet and, 因此, a number of career opportunities in the areas of presenting, 写作
(for computer games) and in music technology generally. Professions also include 音乐 Business Management (organising performances, 合同, 排练等.), 音乐 Therapist, Teaching, 艺术s Administration and publishing.