Practice Listening Questions for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1

This 48 page resource contains a compilation of practice questions for the Component 3: Appraising exam for the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Specification. In the exam, students will be required to complete listening questions based on set works from each of the areas of study. The questions in this collection are tailored specifically towards the set works in Area of Study 1: Instrumental Music (1700-1820).

**The collection contains: **

  • Five listening questions based on J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major (3rd movement)
  • Five listening questions based on Beethoven: Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) (1st movement)
  • Three musical dictation questions based on J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major (3rd movement)
  • Three musical dictation questions based on Beethoven: Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) (1st movement)
  • Two unfamiliar listening questions.
  • Full mark scheme for teachers.
  • Student mark record sheet for tracking progress.

**Student Book **
In response to a 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 consult 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, so should be available already.

These questions 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.

A sample question is available to preview by selecting the ‘Sample Question’ file in the files list.

Update 20/04/16: Minor Corrections and addition of ‘Also in this series’ page.
Update 11/09/17: Student Book added.
Update 23/04/18: Improved wording of some questions, and correction of a number of minor errors in the mark scheme.

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Created: Mar 24, 2016

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