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.