2 The elements Composition Sleeve note There are two elements to this unitCompositionSleeve noteTo achieve this you are allocated15 hours composition1 hour sleeve note
3 CompositionComposition can broadly be divided into ‘research and preparation’ and ‘writing’, with only the time spent on the writing part of the process counting towards the maximum 15 hours.
4 Research You can do this at any time out You can do this outside of collegeMaking sketchesImprovisingThis may includeTaking notesLearning softwareExperimentationListening to musicStudying the brief
5 Writing Research is done in your time Writing is done in college time You will be supervised under exam conditionsYour music cannot leave the collegeYou have 15 hours during term 2
6 Recording Your work must be recorded The time for this lies outside the 15 hoursYour performance can be a live recordingYour performance can be computer generatedEdexcel suggest if your work is a live recording this should be recorded before the 15 hours writing time has expiredThis will allow you time for revision
7 Sleeve Note You are allocated one hour You will be supervised under exam conditions