Sean Young Music Resources
Sean Young Music Resources
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Free and premium music resources including classroom activities, full schemes of work, posters, practice exam questions, revision materials, and much more! More resources are currently being written, so keep checking back regularly. Follow me on twitter for regular updates @SeanYoung_Music and check out my Facebook page @SeanYoungMusicEd.

Important: please read the information below about audio, and skeleton scores in the AoS3 and AoS4 books.

With 72 practice exam questions across a combined total of over 200 pages, this bundle is a great companion for teaching and revising for the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music 2016 Specification Appraising exam. Buy these resources together as a bundle and save 37%!

This bundle includes:

  • 40 listening questions, with 5 based on each of the 8 set works;
  • 24 musical dictation questions, with 3 based on each set work;
  • 8 unfamiliar listening questions, each relating to one of the four areas of study;
  • A full mark scheme for teachers;
  • Student mark record sheets for tracking progress;
  • 2 bonus posters showing the different types of questions that might appear in the exam.

Student Books
In response to suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to see the answers.

Audio Recordings
For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification and available on the Pearson Anthology CD, so should be readily available in most classrooms.

Skeleton Scores for Unfamiliar Listening
Unlike the books for Areas of Study 1 and 2, the extracts used for the unfamiliar questions are not taken from music in the public domain. For copyright reasons scores have not, therefore, been included. In place of this, instructions have been included detailing how a score can be made and a suggested score available from The absence of these scores is reflected in the cheaper individual price of the books for AoS3 and AoS4, and in the calculation of this bundle price.

These questions in this bundle are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included.

If you purchase this bundle, please leave a rating and feedback!




3 years ago

Just bought these resources on recommendation from the Edexcel facebook group - they are fantastic! Well worth the money. Thank you very much Sean.


3 years ago

Very good lay out and suitable questions. Where am I going to get the audio from though? I am not going to buy a CD from the shop. No one does this nowadays. Everyone wants the audio files in with the papers! I will have to look online. If they are not online, I will have to work out which part of the music the paper refers to which could take a bit of time. Best next time to include the audio extracts in with the paper. The paper layout and questions are fine however even though they are becoming for me tedious listening to them from a teacher's viewpoint!


3 years ago

Very useful resource. Thank you


3 years ago

These resources are brilliant and will help my students with revision as well as enough resources to use as practice papers

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