Presentation on theme: "AQA Music GCEMU2Unit Why Music………? Stephanie Pitts Professor of Music Education -Sheffield University ‘Music."— Presentation transcript:
AQA Music GCEMU2Unit Why Music………? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng Stephanie Pitts Professor of Music Education -Sheffield University ‘Music and Mind and Everyday Life’ Adults who engage in music participation have Increased confidence Forum for social interaction Enhanced work life balance and escape from stress Spiritual Fulfilment
AQA Music GCE At AS, this course intends to enable candidates to develop an understanding of the organisation of sounds, create musical ideas with technical control and expressive understanding, Perform with confidence and expression (solo, ensemble and/or technology-based).
AQA Music GCEMU1 Influences on Music Written Paper, 1 hour 45 minutes Externally assessed80 marks 30% of total AS marks 15% of total A Level marks Structured listening questions using a CD of musical excerpts Two essay questions, one on each Area of Study The Western Classical Tradition (compulsory) (Set work (2015) Haydn Symphony 104) and a choice of one from: Choral Music in the Baroque Period Music Theatre: a study of the musical from 1940-1980 British Popular Music from 1960-the present day
AQA Music GCEMU2Unit 2: Composing/Creating Musical Ideas60 marks Coursework, composing Externally assessed 30% of total AS marks 15% of total A Level marks Respond to one brief from a choice of three 20 hours maximum Brief A Compositional techniques Harmonisation of a 16 bar diatonic melody/ Controlling texture Brief B Free composition or pastiche in response to a given genre Vocal music, small ensemble, electronic music or keyboard music 3-6 minutes Brief C Arranging Arrange a given folk song melody and text, vocally and/or instrumentally
AQA Music GCEMU3 Unit 3: Performing Interpreting Musical Ideas80 marks Performing, 10-16 minutesInternally assessed 40% of total AS marks/20% of total A Level marks Two performances, including music technology opportunities 5-8 minutes each. Grade lV - V Subject Content Solo performance on an instrument Solo performance on voice Solo performance on a second instrument Ensemble performance Technology-based performance - sequencing Technology-based performance – multi-track/close microphone recording
AQA Music GCEMU4 Music in ContextWritten Paper, 2 hour 15 minutes 20% of total A Level marks100 marks Structured listening questions using a CD of musical excerpts Two essay questions, one on each Area of Study The Western Classical Tradition (compulsory) Set work Vaughan Williams Symphony Symphony no 5 in D major And a choice of one from: English Choral Music in the 20th Century Chamber Music from Mendelssohn to Debussy Four Decades of Jazz and Blues 1910 - 1950
AQA Music GCEMU5Unit 2: Composing/Creating Musical Ideas60 marks Coursework, composing Externally assessed 15% of total A Level marks Respond to one brief from a choice of three 20 hours maximum Briefs released by AQA on 1 st November Brief A Compositional techniques Harmonisation of a Bach chorale melody and a classical string quartet Brief B Free composition or pastiche Single, substantial piece in any style or genre Any combination of voices and/or instruments 5-8 minutes Brief C Arranging Arrange a piece of popular ‘classical’ music in a recognised Pop, rock or jazz style (5 – 8 mins)
AQA Music GCEMU6 Performing, 15 minutesExternally assessed60 marks 15% of total A Level marks Two (or more) contrasting performances Programme of 10-15 minutes Grade V – Vll Two or more performances chosen from: Solo acoustic performances Technology-based performances One solo performance and one technology-based performance (each at least 5 minutes)
High Storrs Music DepartmentWhy We Offer More! We are a school with; Excellent exams results which are improving year upon year Provision of subsidised instrumental lessons to students taking Music GCE State of the Art music facilities A city wide reputation for Performing Arts with an annual production at the Crucible. A large range of extra curricular provision and opportunities to suit all musical tastes Regular concert tours (October 2013 Paris and Disney World/July 2016 Germany) We are; The only state secondary school south and west of the city that offers Music and Music Tech A level A Champion school for the Sheffield Music Hub. An acknowledgment of excellence in Music Teaching. A Sheffield Music Service centre for ensembles. Students have come to High Storrs to do A level Music/Music tech from; Fir vale MeadowheadHope valleySilverdale King Ecgbert BradfieldSheffield High School Students have moved on to do; Maths Warwick Rebecca Windsor BA -Film CompositionLeeds College of Music Tom Ryan BMus Hull University Victoria Berry BMusYork St JohnStephen Jackson Maths Cambridge David Hill Stephen Jackson Music and Music Technology Student (Previously Meadowhead) ‘ I have really enjoyed being part of a large Music Department at High Storrs And being involved in a number of different Music groups. The sixth form and Music Department were open and friendly and have given me opportunities to develop my full potential as a musician. Having access to the Music Studio and being able to book it out of school time has been a particular stimulus to my studies.’ Grades A-C CriteriaResults Our centre last year990 Our centre1100 Similar centres29263 All AQA centres119168 Percentage of candidates' results
High Storrs Music DepartmentWhy We Offer More! AQA Statistics 2014 AS Grades A-C 2014 Criteria Our centre70% Similar centres59% All AQA centres68% AS Mus 1 ( A-C) 2014 Our centre 70% Similar centres45% All AQA centres56% AS Mus 2 (A-C) 2014 Our centre55% Similar centres52% All AQA centres59% AS Mus 3 (A-C) 2014 Our centre 80% Similar centres76% All AQA centres79%
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