Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

GCSE Music

GCSE Music

GCSE Music

GCSE Music

GCSE Music

NOTE: CCEA will not be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

GCSE in Music

This specification in GCSE Music is available for first teaching from September 2009. We will make the first awards in 2011.

This specification gives students opportunities to:

  • develop their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of a range of different kinds of music;
  • take part in music-making and communicate through music;
  • develop their creativity;
  • make informed judgements about musical quality;
  • develop a lifelong interest in music; and
  • learn about music-related careers.

This course prepares students for the study of music and related subjects at a more advanced level, for example Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level qualifications.