Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

GCE Music

Evolution of Jazz

GCE Music

Folk Traditions of Ireland and Scotland

GCE Music

Characteristics of the Concerto

GCE Music

Interpret musical ideas with technical and expressive control

GCE Music

Composition and Performance

GCE in Music

This specification is for first teaching from September 2008.

Our GCE Music qualification incorporates the three fundamental musical activities of composing, performing and listening and appraising in a holistic manner. It promotes understanding and appreciation of past and present musical styles, traditions and contexts.

This course gives students an opportunity to:

  • extend the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to communicate through music and to take part in music-making;
  • engage and extend their appreciation of the diverse and dynamic heritage of music, thereby promoting their spiritual and cultural development;
  • develop particular strengths and interests, thereby encouraging lifelong learning and providing access to music-related and other careers; and
  • recognise the interdependence of musical skills, knowledge and understanding as well as the links between the activities of performing, composing and appraising.