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IGCSE Music

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, however it is highly recommended that students have undertaken Grade 7 and 8 Music.

Course Description and Aims

The syllabus aims summarise the context in which you should view the syllabus content and describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus. They are not listed in order of priority.

The aims of the syllabus are to:

  • enable candidates to acquire and consolidate a range of basic musical skills, knowledge and understanding, through the activities of listening, performing and composing.
  • help candidates develop a perceptive and critical response to the main historical periods and styles of Western music.
  • help candidates to recognise and understand the music of selected non-Western traditions, and thus to form an appreciation of cultural similarities and differences.
  • provide a foundation for the development of an informed appreciation of music.
  • provide a foundation for further study in music at a higher level.

Content

When studying the Cambridge IGCSE Music syllabus, learners listen to, perform and compose music, encouraging aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline and, importantly, creativity. As a result, learners enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of music, an achievement that forms an ideal foundation for future study and enhances lifelong musical enjoyment.

Learners study music of all styles; each style is placed in its historical and cultural context, and learners are encouraged to be perceptive, sensitive and critical when listening. Although the majority of the syllabus examines Western European music, the music of other cultures is always represented.

Assessment

All candidates take three components.

All candidates take:

and:

Component 1 c.1 hour 15 minutes


Listening 40%

70 marks


Written examination based on CD recordings supplied by Cambridge


Externally assessed

Component 2


Coursework Performing 30%

50 marks


Two prepared performances, one individual and one ensemble


Internally marked/externally moderated


and:

Component 3


Coursework Composing 30%

100 marks scaled to 50 marks


Two contrasting compositions


Internally marked/externally moderated