The value of music as an academic subject lies in its contribution to enjoyment and enrichment, for its social benefits, for those who engage in music seriously as well as for fun. Our high-quality music education will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon enabling lifelong participation in, and enjoyment of, music, as well as underpinning excellence and professionalism for those who choose to pursue a career in music.Mu-62
OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Music will provide a contemporary, accessible and creative education in Music with an integrated approach to the three main elements – performing, composing and appraising. Learners are encouraged to be creative and to broaden their musical horizons and understanding with Areas of Study that inspire and challenge. This specification will enable learners to explore performance and composition with a focus on their own instrument and genre choices and offer opportunity to explore new instrumental skills. Through the various genres, styles and eras contained in our Areas of Study they will explore musical context, musical language, and performance and composition skills.
Exam Board: OCR
Qualification Title: Music
Qualification Specification Code: J536
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the OCR webpage for the specification.
OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Music is designed to appeal to, and cater for, a wide range of interests, instruments, personalities and directions. Learners will have the opportunity to explore instruments and Areas of Study depending on their personal preference and ability.
No prior knowledge or learning of the subject is required. A background in music, for example, learning to play an instrument in an extra-curricular capacity would be beneficial.
OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Music will encourage learners to:
• engage actively in the process of music study
• develop performing skills individually and in groups to communicate musically with fluency and control of the resources used
• develop composing skills to organise musical ideas and make use of appropriate resources
• recognise links between the integrated activities of performing, composing and appraising and how this informs the development of music
• broaden musical experience and interests, develop imagination and foster creativity
• develop knowledge, understanding and skills needed to communicate effectively as musicians
• develop awareness of a variety of instruments, styles and approaches to performing and composing
• develop awareness of music technologies and their use in the creation and presentation of music
• recognise contrasting genres, styles and traditions of music, and develop some awareness of musical chronology
• develop as effective and independent learners with enquiring minds
• reflect upon and evaluate their own and others’ music
• engage with and appreciate the diverse heritage of music, in order to promote personal, social, intellectual and cultural development
Integrated Portfolio (01 or 02)
30% of total GCSE
Performance on the learner's chosen instrument.
Composition to a brief set by the learner.
Practical Component (03 or 04)
30% of total GCSE
Composition to an OCR set brief.
Listening and Appraising (05)
1 hour 30 minutes written paper
40% of total GCSE
Listening and appraising.
A written paper, with CD.
Aural recognition and context unheard/unfamiliar music from within the Areas of Study 2, 3, 4 & 5
Music Teaching, Music Therapy, Instrumental Teaching, Events Management, Business and Arts Management, Performing Arts, Journalism, Producer, Composer/Artist, Studio Recording Engineer, Technician, Live Sound Engineer, Acoustic Engineer, design of acoustic spaces and venues, designing/constructing sound systems for venues, Computer Programmer in music applications, Music for Gaming/Ringtones, MIDI Programmer, design and manufacture of electronic instruments/devices, Electrical Engineer developing microphones and speakers, Sound Engineer in media/ television/radio, Composer of film/media music and future music/media jobs using new technologies that do not yet exist.
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