AS Music

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2017
  • Specification code: 7271
  • QAN code: 601/8305/6

We're confident you'll find our new AS and A-level Music specifications inspiring, interesting and practical to teach.

Our new qualifications will motivate and stretch students of all abilities, equipping them with the skills and experience to succeed and go on to further study.

Music technology is fully integrated, and many areas of study have artists or composers who have written works in this format. Students can perform and compose using technology.

Our specifications appreciate all styles and genres, skills and instruments, catering for different learning styles and musical tastes.


Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

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Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

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Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

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Key dates

  • 15 May 2018AS level (linear) Music NEA - Composition (7271/C)
  • 15 May 2018AS level (linear) Music NEA - Performance 01 March 2018 - 15 May 2018 (7271/P)
  • 22 May 2018 Exam for AS Music (7271/W)
    Series: June 2018
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h

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