GCSE Music

What Will I Learn?

The Eduqas GCSE in Music encourages you to build on your current musical interests.  The course allows you to engage actively in the study of music enabling you to understand and appreciate a range of different kinds of music.

During the course you will: perform pieces of music (that you choose) on an instrument or voice; compose original music in the form of song-writing or using industry-standard notation software; and learn how music is created and experienced in different styles and contexts.

There are four areas of study (including two set works) which will be the subject of examination in the listening paper. Over the course, you will study pop music, film music, music for groups and how music is structured.

This is a fabulous course for those who enjoy performing, composing and listening to a wide range of music. You do not have to have studied an instrument or had singing lessons to be successful on this course. Should you wish to start lessons, the Music Department has a comprehensive team of instrumental teachers for you to choose from.

For further information on GCSE Music please contact Mr Ball or Mr Gillott.

How Am I Assessed?

What Career Options Do I Have?

Studying GCSE Music will develop your life skills, including critical and creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity, cultural understanding, self-discipline, self-confidence and self-motivation.

GCSE Music provides a plethora of skills desired by employers and universities and these complement other subjects. For those wanting to take Music further than GCSE however, it’s not just for those who want to be the next pop star!

GCSE Music leads into and is often a requirement for A-level Music or Music Technology. In Higher Education, there are a range of degrees on offer from Music and Music Technology to Music Production and Musical Theatre to Music Journalism and Stage Management.

Careers: Composing or Song Writing, Events Management, Music Journalism, Arts Management,   Music Production, Music Technology, Acoustics, Theatre, Sound Engineering, Stage Management, Music Therapy, Film and Television Industries, Media, Radio, Teaching, DJing, Publishing, Promotion and Marketing, Video Game Industry.