The Becket Way 
Wilford Lane, West Bridgford 
Nottingham, NG2 7QY
0115 982 4280

GGSE Music

Subject Leader: Miss M Jackson
What Specification (syllabus) is being taught?
What are the key topics and themes? When will they be taught?
AREAS OF STUDY FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Area of Study 2 The Concerto Throughout Time
You will study the development of the Concerto, from the Baroque period through to the Romantic period.

Area of Study 3 Rhythms of the World
You will explore the traditional rhythmic roots from four geographical regions of the world:
India and Punjab
Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East
Africa
Central and South America.

Area of Study 4 Film Music
You will study music that has been written specifically for film
Music from the Western Classical tradition used in film
Music written as a soundtrack for video games

Area of Study 5 Conventions of Pop
You will study a range of popular music from the 1950s to the present day:
Rock ‘n’ Roll of the 1950s and 1960s
Rock Anthems of the 1970s and 1980s
Pop Ballads of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s
Solo Artists from the 1990s to the present day.
How will my son or daughter be assessed? When do these assessments take place?
Students are assessed through coursework and one final examination. paper of 1hour 30 minutes
June each year
What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?
Attend coursework sessions to complete coursework due the end of February – every morning & lunch plus selected evenings each term as per the timetable.

● February half term coursework session to complete outstanding work.
● Easter revision session with Music department staff
● Revision sheets on each of the above topic areas.