GCSE - (OCR J536)
OCR Specification J536
The GCSE music course can be thought of in two parts:
This consists of four pieces of coursework that make up 60% of the qualification
performance 1* and performance 2**
composition 1* and composition 2**
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*Performance 1 can be a solo piece for just one musician or as part of a band/ensemble. Composition 1 is a piece composed to students' own brief. **Performance 2 is an ensemble piece and therefore must contain at least two performers. Composition 2 is created according to a brief set by the exam board, OCR. The brief is released on the September in which the students start year 11.
This consists of a listening exam that makes up 40% of the qualification. For more information click the heading above or click here.
Here you will find crucial information for students on everything from practice tips, online resources, tutorials and much more related to the practical coursework component of the course.