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AQA GCSE Music 9-1: AoS1 Practice Questions

AQA GCSE Music 9-1: AoS1 Practice Questions

This fantastic resource contains four AoS 1 practice questions for the Section A of the AQA Component 1: Understanding Music exam that students will sit as part of the assessment for the AQA GCSE Music (9-1) qualification. The questions are worded in the AQA manner that will suitable prepare students for their examination. This resource is accompanied with a comprehensive mark scheme to accompany each of the questions. Download will include two pdf documents: - A 5 page question document (page 5 is blank due to preview reasons) - A 5 page answer document (page 5 is blank due to preview reasons) The four pages of questions have a question covering each of the four topics: - The coronation anthems and oratorios of Handel - The orchestral music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven - The piano music of Chopin and Schumann - The Requiem of the late Romantic period Audio files – Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, this resource does not have an accompanying audio CD or sound files. In the Questions document there are YouTube links to the recordings used and the track timings. For best results teachers can download the tracks and use software to create their own CD to accompany this AoS 1 Practice Questions document. This AoS 1 Practice Questions document could be used as a mock paper to prepare the Year 11 students for their Component 1: Understanding Music Exam or given individually as home learning for the students to complete for revision purposes.
Eddieball
DRUM KIT | 5 Popular Songs for Beginners

DRUM KIT | 5 Popular Songs for Beginners

Pieces have been simplified in both notation and technical ability. 1. Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs 2. Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis 3. We Are The Champions - Queen 4. Rolling In The Deep - Adele 5. All Right Now - Free Note: The Tom positions have been changed to being on the lines (instead of in between) as I have reduced the stave down to 3 lines and pupils have stated they find this easier for identifying Toms with them having a line through them.
tbrads90
The history of rap

The history of rap

Reading on the history of rap. The comprehension activities include synonyms, true / false, answering questions. The grammar exercises include if clauses (type 1 and 2), relative clauses, passive voice and reported speech (rephrasing). There is also a writing activity about the students´ likes and dislikes concerning types of music and singers / bands.
Olynj
Developing Singing Techniques

Developing Singing Techniques

A workbook for developing singing techniques. Useful for BTEC Performing Arts Singing Units. Includes activities on anatomical vocal production, vocal warm up routines, sight-singing, repertoire selection and rehearsal.
PerformingArtsTeacher
Edexcel GCSE Music Beethoven Sonata in C Minor Full Analysis and Resources

Edexcel GCSE Music Beethoven Sonata in C Minor Full Analysis and Resources

A whole scheme of work based on Beethoven analysis. It includes performance of the 1st and 2nd subjects and full analysis of all sections with answers. All pps include differentiated success criteria and extension questions for target grade 8/9 (all answers are on pp and harder questions are in pink). Extra worksheets summarising the set work and classical/romantic features is included. Differentiated homework ideas are also on the pps. The final lesson includes Qu8 examples and the essay plan for a Qu 9 essay. All listening question include extensions and key terminology within questions is explained on the pp.
HMBenglishresources1984
Edexcel GCSE Music Set Work Beethoven Sonata Unfamiliar Listening and QU 9

Edexcel GCSE Music Set Work Beethoven Sonata Unfamiliar Listening and QU 9

2-3 lessons focused on unfamiliar listening of the Baroque and Classical genres and focus on key terminology in the questions (Qu 8 on the exam). All pp is differentiated with success criteria. 4 questions - 1 with a score and extension questions for target grade 8/9 students. 1x question includes a short score and becomes the focus for an essay question comparing to Beethoven. PP includes answers and breaks them down into AO3 and 4 possibly answers to encourage top mark essay writing skills and content.
HMBenglishresources1984
Edexcel Music GCSE Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

Edexcel Music GCSE Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

1-2 lessons fully analysing the development section of Beethoven's Sonata in C Minor. Summary grid for students is also attached (also asks them to highlight the difference between Classical and Romantic features - looking forward to Qu 9 of the exam). Differentiated homework task is also included. All pp is differentiated with success criteria and analysis questions encourage students to work independently on the score (all answers are on pp and harder questions are in pink). Part of a set of PP that analyses the whole piece.
HMBenglishresources1984
Edexcel Music GCSE Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

Edexcel Music GCSE Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

1 lesson fully analysing the recapitulation and coda. All pp is differentiated with success criteria and analysis questions encourage students to work independently on the score (all answers are on pp and harder questions are in pink). Part of a set of PP analysing the whole piece with homework tasks.
HMBenglishresources1984
Edexcel Music GCSE Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

Edexcel Music GCSE Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

1 lesson fully analysing the introduction of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C Minor. A differentiated homework task is also available focused on students comparing Beethoven to another piece (Qu 9 on the exam). All pp is differentiated with success criteria and analysis questions encourage students to work independently on the score (all answers are on pp and harder questions are in pink). Part of a set of pps analysing the full work with homework tasks.
HMBenglishresources1984
Edexcel GCSE Music Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

Edexcel GCSE Music Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

1-2 lessons fully analysing the second subject and coda of Beethoven's Sonata in C minor. Summary of the 2nd subject is available (with Sib 6 file) and a summary of all 3 main themes (1st/2nd and transition). All pp is differentiated with success criteria and analysis questions encourage students to work independently on the score (all answers are on pp and harder questions are in pink). This is part of a set of pp that analyse the full work.
HMBenglishresources1984
Edexcel GCSE Music Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

Edexcel GCSE Music Set Work Beethoven Piano Sonata

2 lessons describing sonata form and fully analysing the first subject and transition. Summary of the subjects is available (with Sib 6 file) and a summary grid for the classical genre of music and features of Romantic music. All pp is differentiated with success criteria and analysis questions encourage students to work independently on the score (all answers are on pp and harder questions are in pink).
HMBenglishresources1984