Subject content

Developing and applying the musical knowledge, understanding and skills set out in our specification can ensure your students form a personal and meaningful relationship with music. They will be encouraged to engage critically and creatively with a wide range of music and musical contexts, and reflect on how music is used in the expression of personal and collective identities.

The specification allows students to develop particular strengths and interests, encourage lifelong learning and provide access to higher education and university degree courses in music and music-related subjects as well as music-related and other careers.

The Subject content is divided into three components:

  • Appraising music
  • Performance
  • Composition.