Music (4270)

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GCSE Music (8271)

GCSE Music helps students to develop subject knowledge, understanding and skills, through listening to a variety of music, playing music and creating their own music.

The specification places a strong weighting on practical aspects of music (70 per cent), with choices catering for a wide range of interests and abilities. This four-unit GCSE assesses students' skills in listening and appraising, composing and performing music.

GCSE Music offers a solid foundation for progression to other music studies, including A-level Music, and often to a music-related career.  Our course provides the opportunity for students to develop valuable transferable skills such as self-confidence, concentration, creativity, evaluation and team work.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Music
Specification code 4270
Certification code 4272
QAN codes 50046664

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