Y11 2016-17


Full marks appraisal examples:

Unit 2 appraisal Example 1

Unit 2 appraisal Example 2

Remember that the strand this year is Western Classical tradition so your links must match this here is a suggested list of strands Links to the Strand. Remember to structure your written piece using the sheet in your unit 2 booklet.


We are following the AQA GCSE Music Syllabus you can find the syllabus Here for your information.


Here you will find the booklet for your differentiated homework tasks make sure you complete the ones suggested on your tracking sheet first then feel free to try the others for extra revision practice 🙂 Click the link Differentiated Listening Homeworks for AQA GCSE Music to open the attached file.

Here is the link for the extracts for listening homework’s Listening Extracts


Log onto www.teachinggadget.com and chose from the following quizzes to help with your listening exam revision.



Cadence Practice

Chord Identifier


UNIT 1: Listening and Appraising

Struggling to recognise instruments in Listening papers? Use this website to see what different instruments sound like:

Instrument Sounds


Areas of Study – You need to be familiar and confident with the areas of study they are:

Aos1 Rhythm & Metre

AoS2 Harmony & Tonality

AoS3 Texture & Melody

AoS4 Timbre & Dynamics

AoS5 Structure& Form

Here are the Powerpoints we used to help you:

Area of Study 01 Area of Study 2 Area of Study 03 Area of Study 05 04 Area of Study



Here are the PowerPoints we used in class:

Baroque Orchestral Music

Music For Voices




Here is your Revision Guide for your listening test. GCSEMusicRevisionGuide this gives you some helpful pointers and ‘educated guesses’.

Here is the link to Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/ for revision you should find this very useful you do not need to know about Music for Dance for the AQA Syllabus.


UNIT 3: Performance



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