OVERVIEW OF THE GCSE COURSE

You will find two documents here. The first is a brief powerpoint outlining the GCSE music course. The second is the student handbook: this is your bible! It contains all the key information you will need for the course, with mark schemes and advice.

Intro to AQA GCSE Music

AQA GCSE MUSIC STUDENT HANDBOOK

Basic Theory Knowledge

You must make sure that you understand the basic theory for music. The document below are theory worksheets. You can complete these at your leisure to test how much you do know but some of these sheets will also be set for homework throughout the GCSE course.

Theory Worksheets 1 – 10

Theory Worksheets 11 – 20

Theory Worksheets 21 – 29

Other ways to support your understanding of music theory

The computers in the music room have programmes called ‘Auralia’ and ‘Musition’. These are practical programmes to test you knowledge and understanding of music theory. If you want to know more, see me ASAP so I can show you how they work.

GCSE Bitesize can also be helpful, particularly leading up to your exam. You can access the music section at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/