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GCSE Music

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GCSE Music OCR J536

Taught Online Course LIVE LESSONS from Cambridge UK


Specification: OCR J536



The OCR Music GCSE course is designed to inspire the musicians of the future. Confidence, skills nd understanding of music will be developed to the point that students will be able progress to study A Level Music.



Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.



Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts and practising playing music.



Students have 24 /7 access to all of their resources and coursework.

Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultaions per year - one each term.


The Teacher

I am a violinist and have performed at concert halls all over the world. I have taught the violin and music generally since 1992,

both privately and in schools. I have high expectations of myself and of my students and this translates into fun and exciting lessons and

exceptional examination success.


I look forward to supporting your learning!




The course will follow the current OCR J536 GCSE specification.

The course will be based on the textbook recommended for the OCR GCSE.

This specification is well-regarded among colleges and universities due to its integrated structure allowing learners to grasp the interconnection of all aspects of Music practice and appreciation, and thereby giving a firm basis from which to springboard into A-level and beyond.

GCSE Music is split into three components:

Integrated Portfolio (30% of the mark) including:

1Performance on the learner's chosen instrument.

2Composition to a brief set by the learner.

Practical Component (30% of the mark) including:

3Ensemble performance.

4Composition to a board-set brief.

Listening Exam (40% of the mark) testing:

5Listening and appraisal skills related to four areas of study.

6Notation skills.

Recommended textbook

Guinane, David, Hanh Doan, and Steven Berryman. OCR GCSE Music Study Guide. Rhinegold Education, 2016.





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