I create these ‘Element Maps’ for my A Level Music class. They are essentially element-based mind maps, but they are catered to the 30-mark essay in Section C of the Edexcel A Level Music Listening & Appraising paper.
I ask my students to structure their element paragraphs using the following template:
- a general description of the element in the set work
- two specific features of the element in the set work, linked to two relevant corresponding wider listening references
- a link to their argument
The ‘Element Maps’ that I create are therefore structured like this, with a box for each of these aspects of a model paragraph for every element. I feel that this equips students comprehensively for Section C of the exam.
Please note: this is not a resource with detailed analysis of the set work, the idea here is to strip back the detail found in the Edexcel notes and anthology to make it more manageable for students to prepare for the exam.
The feedback from my students has been very positive so far, but I would welcome further feedback!