Brampton Manor Academy

Brampton Manor Academy

Success through effort and determination
Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE


Examination Board: OCR

Why should I study this subject?

I play an instrument (or sing). I enjoy music and wish to develop my skills in the use of music technology, performance and composition.

What will I study in this subject?

  • How to perform on an instrument of your choice (or voice), this also includes singing, beatboxing, DJ-ing and sequencing
  • How to compose music for your instrument. 
  • How to recognise and compose in a range of modern styles like Bhangra, Salsa and Club Dance. 
  • To be confident in using music technology.
  • How to listen and talk about all kinds of music, some you already know and like and some which will be new to you.

How will I be assessed?

Coursework - you will work towards a final concert in which you will perform two pieces:

  • Solo
  • Ensemble

You will also produce two of your own compositions.

Exams: listening Paper - this paper will be based on styles of Music studied throughout the course. There will be a mixture of multiple-choice, structured and unstructured questions.

Creative Task  - you will learn how to develop a short piece in 30 minutes from a given idea and then communicate your composition by performing it, either on your instrument, through ICT, or by notating it.

What qualification will I get?

  • GCSE Music


For additional information, please contact: Ms L. Putnina