GCSE Music and A level Music

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GCSE and A level Music

Listening questions and practice papers for the new 2016 specifications

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Composing for GCSE and A level

Composing projects, tasks and graded exercises - working with composing briefs and composing in prescribed styles. Over 250 pages / 200+ audio tracks / Sibelius files - audio loops etc

Composing for GCSE and A level

Composing projects, tasks and graded exercises - working with composing briefs and composing in prescribed styles. Over 250 pages / 200+ audio tracks / Sibelius files - audio loops etc

Composing for GCSE and A level

Composing projects, tasks and graded exercises - working with composing briefs and composing in prescribed styles. Over 250 pages / 200+ audio tracks / Sibelius files - audio loops etc

Listening questions – practice papers – revision for OCR Music.

Questions, audio tracks and mark schemes to download.


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OCR GCSE Music


OCR Sample 1
OCR Sample 1
It`s a free sample question, folks (actually, THREE questions). No strings attached. No need to enter your email. Area of Study 2: The Concerto Through Time (The Classical Concerto).
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To see some sample pages from these GCSE publications, please click HERE.

OCR Music GCSE - The Concerto Through Time
OCR Music GCSE - The Concerto Through Time
This pack has eight complete practice questions with mark schemes and audio tracks relating to Area of Study 2 of the OCR accredited 2016 GCSE specification. The questions are presented in the same format used in the board`s specimen paper. They can be used as practice questions or as the basis of a related lesson plan on for example `The Classical Concerto`. Download as a zipped file in mp3 and pdf formats . . . very suitable for use on school intranet servers for homework tasks, self-study etc. Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used).

Errata: `Rhythms of the World` we have corrected errors in Question 13.

Please click HERE to download the update.

OCR Music GCSE - Rhythms of the World
OCR Music GCSE - Rhythms of the World
All of OCR`s specified styles and genres of World Music are covered in this pack. There are eight sets of questions plus audio tracks and comprehensive mark schemes . . . not just the answers but additional help and tips. As in all of our 2016 GCSE packs, there is some extra attention to staff notation and aural exercises, in line with the general trend of the new specifications. The questions can be used as the central element in a complete lesson plan or as end-of-unit practice questions. Download as a zip file in mp3 and pdf formats . . . very suitable for use on school intranet servers for homework tasks, self-study, revision. Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used).

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OCR Music GCSE - Film Music
OCR Music GCSE - Film Music
Eight complete sets of questions - can be used as a focus for a lesson plan on for example `Changing Moods` or perhaps `Dramatic Effect` or as revision questions at the end of a topic. Questions are based on the formats used in the OCR accredited specimen paper. Also useful for revision questions and homework (can be used across school IT systems). Audio tracks and comprehensive mark schemes are included and the whole pack can easily and quickly be downloaded straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used).

OCR Music GCSE - Conventions of Pop
OCR Music GCSE - Conventions of Pop
Rock `n` Roll . . . Rock Anthems . . . Pop Ballads . . . Solo Artists are all covered in this pack. Eight complete sets of questions with audio tracks and full mark schemes - typically around 12 marks each question, so mostly a little longer than those in the OCR specimen paper. Questions can be used as the focal point for a lesson plan or for revision at the end of a topic. Immediate download as a zip file in mp3 and pdf formats . . . so very suitable for use on school intranet servers for homework tasks or revision. Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used).

To see some sample pages from these GCSE publications, please click HERE.

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OCR GCSE Music Practice Papers

OCR GCSE Music - Practice Paper 1
OCR GCSE Music - Practice Paper 1
A complete Practice Paper, using the same format and mark allocation as the OCR 2016 GCSE Specimen Paper and covering ALL Areas of Study. Includes question papers, audio tracks and comprehensive mark schemes. Download straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal - any debit or credit card can be used.

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OCR GCSE Music - Practice Paper 2
OCR GCSE Music - Practice Paper 2
A complete Practice Paper, using the same format and mark allocation as the OCR 2016 GCSE Specimen Paper and covering ALL Areas of Study. Includes question papers, audio tracks and comprehensive mark schemes. Download straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal - any debit or credit card can be used.

To see some sample pages from these GCSE level Practice Papers, please click HERE.

OCR GCSE Music - Practice Paper 3
OCR GCSE Music - Practice Paper 3
A complete Practice Paper, using the same format and mark allocation as the OCR 2016 GCSE Specimen Paper and covering ALL Areas of Study. Includes question papers, audio tracks and comprehensive mark schemes. Download straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal - any debit or credit card can be used.

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“Aural for A level and GCSE”: score based practice questions – aural and dictation. `Identify the cadence in bar 8` –  `Complete the melody in bar 2` – `Tick the correct rhythm` – `Modulation to which key?` – `Identify the chords` – `Tierce de Picardie / Neapolitan sixth?` Please click HERE for further information and to download.


“Music in Context”:  What is it? Who composed it? When? Stylistic features? Useful for all `context` teaching and learning at GCSE, A level and KS3. ALSO when you need to quickly locate an example of a concerto grosso . . a canon . . a piece in binary form . . an example of minimalism . . a madrigal . . Sprechstimme . . a development section . . etc. Over 100 extracts of music, carefully chosen to cover a wide range of genres and stylistic and compositional features from 1550 to 2000. Full contents listings and a comprehensive index. ALSO . . teaching / revision bullet points and questions (with answers) for each track. Click HERE for more information and to download. 


“Composing for GCSE and A level”:  Composing projects, tasks and graded exercises. Over 250 A4 pages in ‘Word’ .doc format (so you can edit and redraft worksheets to your own requirements) and in .pdf format (`Adobe Acrobat`) plus many exercises in `Sibelius` and MIDI file format and 200+ audio tracks in mpeg4 format (`iTunes` and `Quicktime`).

“Composing Briefs and Stylistic Techniques”:  a compilation of all of our existing resources, covering areas which relate to aspects of the `Composing to a Brief` units. This type of unit features in the new 2016 specifications of all four exam boards,  both at GCSE and A level.  Click HERE for more information about both of these resources and to download.


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OCR Music – `AS` level


Listening questions, lesson plans and complete practice papers . . . homework and revision.

To see some sample pages from these AS level publications, please click HERE.

OCR Music AS level - Section A: Classical
OCR Music AS level - Section A: Classical
This pack contains FOUR complete sets of practice questions for Area of study 1: Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Each of the four questions uses the same format as the OCR Specimen Paper: Section A Question 2 (total 20 marks). Questions can be used as the focal point for a lesson plan or for revision at the end of a topic. Audio tracks and full mark schemes are included and the whole pack can easily and quickly be downloaded straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used). SEE ALSO on this page - "Music in Context (Classical)".

OCR Music AS level - Section A: Jazz
OCR Music AS level - Section A: Jazz
A pack of FOUR complete questions for Area of study 2: Popular Song: Blues, Jazz, Swing and Big Band. Each of the four questions uses the same format as the OCR Specimen Paper: Section A Question 1 (total 20 marks). Can be set as practice questions but could also be used as the central element of complete lesson plans. Audio tracks and full mark schemes are included. Download as a zipped file in mp3 and pdf formats . . . very suitable for use on school intranet servers for homework tasks, self-study etc. Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used).

Click HERE for download help                    

OCR AS Music - Section B: Haydn and Nina Simone
OCR AS Music - Section B: Haydn and Nina Simone
This pack contains FOUR complete sets of practice questions, two for Area of study 1: Classical Instrumental Music and two for Area of study 2: Popular Song. Each of the four questions uses the same formats as the OCR Specimen Paper: Section B Questions 3 and 4 (total 20 marks for each question). Questions can be used as the focal point for a lesson plan or for revision at the end of a topic. Audio tracks, scores and full mark schemes are included and the whole pack can easily and quickly be downloaded straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used). SEE ALSO on this page - "Music in Context (Classical)".

To see some sample pages from these AS level publications, please click HERE.

Click HERE for download help                    


“Aural for A level and GCSE”: score based practice questions – aural and dictation. `Identify the cadence in bar 8` –  `Complete the melody in bar 2` – `Tick the correct rhythm` – `Modulation to which key?` – `Identify the chords` – `Tierce de Picardie / Neapolitan sixth?` Please click HERE for further information and to download.


“Music in Context”:  What is it? Who composed it? When? Stylistic features? Useful for all `context` teaching and learning at GCSE, A level and KS3. ALSO when you need to quickly locate an example of a concerto grosso . . a canon . . a piece in binary form . . an example of minimalism . . a madrigal . . Sprechstimme . . a development section . . etc. Over 100 extracts of music, carefully chosen to cover a wide range of genres and stylistic and compositional features from 1550 to 2000. Full contents listings and a comprehensive index. ALSO . . teaching / revision bullet points and questions (with answers) for each track. Click HERE for more information and to download.


“Composing for GCSE and A level”:  Composing projects, tasks and graded exercises. Over 250 A4 pages in ‘Word’ .doc format (so you can edit and redraft worksheets to your own requirements) and in .pdf format (`Adobe Acrobat`) plus many exercises in `Sibelius` and MIDI file format and 200+ audio tracks in mpeg4 format (`iTunes` and `Quicktime`).

“Composing Briefs and Stylistic Techniques”:  a compilation of all of our existing resources, covering areas which relate to aspects of the `Composing to a Brief` units. This type of unit features in the new 2016 specifications of all four exam boards,  both at GCSE and A level.  Click HERE for more information about both of these resources and to download.


PLEASE  NOTE – NO POSTAL DISPATCH (ON CD) OR ORDERS THROUGH THE POST AFTER OCTOBER 1st 2017.

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  OCR Music – `A` level


Apologies for error in our 2017 flyer. Section B set works = Beethoven + Ella Fitzgerald!

OCR Music A level - Section A: Classical
OCR Music A level - Section A: Classical
This pack contains FOUR complete sets of practice questions for Area of study 1: Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Each of the four questions uses the same format as the OCR Specimen Paper: Section A Question 1 (total 15 marks). Questions can be used as the focal point for a lesson plan or for revision at the end of a topic. Audio tracks and full mark schemes are included and the whole pack can easily and quickly be downloaded straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used). SEE ALSO on this page - "Music in Context (Classical)".

To see some sample pages from these A level publications, please click HERE.  (Coming soon.)

OCR Music A level - Section A: Jazz
OCR Music A level - Section A: Jazz
A pack of FOUR complete questions for Area of study 2: Popular Song: Blues, Jazz, Swing and Big Band. Each of the four questions uses the same format as the OCR Specimen Paper: Section A Question 2 (three `longer` questions - total 15 marks). Can be set as practice questions but could also be used as the central element of complete lesson plans. Audio tracks and full mark schemes are included. Download as a zipped file in mp3 and pdf formats . . . very suitable for use on school intranet servers for homework tasks, self-study etc. Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used).

Click HERE for download help                    

OCR Music A level - Section B: Classical and Jazz
OCR Music A level - Section B: Classical and Jazz
This pack contains FOUR complete sets of practice questions, two for Area of study 1: Classical Instrumental Music (Beethoven) and two for Area of study 2: Popular Song (Cole Porter). Each of the four questions uses the same format as the OCR Specimen Paper: Section B Questions 3 and 4 (two 10 mark open questions for each). Questions can be used as the focal point for a lesson plan or for revision at the end of a topic. Audio tracks, scores and full mark schemes are included and the whole pack can easily and quickly be downloaded straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used). SEE ALSO on this page - "Music in Context (Classical)".

OCR Music A level - Practice Paper 1
OCR Music A level - Practice Paper 1
A complete Practice Paper for the new OCR `A` level specification, using exactly the same format as the OCR Specimen Paper (100 marks). Questions are specific to the 2017 Set Works (Beethoven and Ella). All question papers, scores, audio tracks and FULL mark schemes are included. This includes Section C mark schemes which actually (try to!) address the specific questions and avoid the vague, generic approach. Download straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used).

Click HERE for download help                    

OCR Music A level - Practice Paper 2
OCR Music A level - Practice Paper 2
A second complete Practice Paper for the new OCR `A` level specification, using exactly the same format as the OCR Specimen Paper (100 marks). Questions are specific to the 2017 Set Works (Beethoven and Ella). All question papers, scores, audio tracks and FULL mark schemes are included. This includes Section C mark schemes which actually (try to!) address the specific questions and avoid the vague, generic approach. Download straight from our website in a zip file (mp3 and pdf formats). Payments processed through PayPal (any debit or credit card can be used).

To see some sample pages from these A level publications, please click HERE.  (Coming soon.)

 


Useful links for the new specifications:

OCR `A` and `AS` level 2016:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-music-h143-h543-from-2016/

OCR GCSE 2016:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-music-j536-from-2016/


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Aural for GCSE and A level

Exercises with scores and CD tracks from `GCSE` through to `AS` and `A2`covering pitch and rhythm dictation (complete the melody) and recognition of keys, chords and cadences.

Music in Context

Over 100 extracts of music, carefully chosen to cover a wide range of genres and stylistic features from 1550 to 2000. Full contents listings and index. ALSO teaching / revision bullet points and questions (with answers) for each track.

Aural for GCSE and A level

Exercises with scores and CD tracks from `GCSE` through to `AS` and `A2`covering pitch and rhythm dictation (complete the melody) and recognition of keys, chords and cadences.

Music in Context

Over 100 extracts of music, carefully chosen to cover a wide range of genres and stylistic features from 1550 to 2000. Full contents listings and index. ALSO teaching / revision bullet points and questions (with answers) for each track.