AQA GCSE Music Activity - AoS2: Popular Music (Unfamiliar Music)

I have created this resource as an activity for pupils to help increase their knowledge for the AoS2 Popular Music Component 1 assessment. This is the Unfamiliar Music section of the test

You may wish to work through this as a class or use as a homework tool for pupils.

The booklet is 16 pages long so is not a one lesson activity.

The booklet contains research activities along with a variety of listening activities. I have split the booklet into 4 section which match the AQA specifications for this AoS2. They are:
Music of Broadway 1950s to 1990s.
Rock music of 1960s and 1970s.
Film and computer gaming music 1990s to present.
Pop music 1990s to present.

Each listening activity will require a link to YouTube. I have given the key phrases pupils should search along with a thumbnail of the video to ensure they pick the correct video.

I have included this as a word documents so that you can feel free to edit.

All resources have been created with the AQA teaching resources from the AQA website

While I have attempted to add as much information as possible, this is not a definitive guide to the syllabus and should be treated as an activity to aid teaching.

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Created: Feb 14, 2018

Updated: Aug 19, 2018


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