Subject content

Developing and applying the musical knowledge, understanding and skills set out in our GCSE 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 Subject content is divided into the three components:

  • Understanding music
  • Performing music
  • Composing music.