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Free and premium resources ranging from high quality differentiated GCSE composition resources to whole school KS3 assemblies. Resources are created and planned to ensure the best outcomes for all students. Over the coming year more resources will be created to support teachers with the new AQA GCSE Music 9-1 specification.

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Free and premium resources ranging from high quality differentiated GCSE composition resources to whole school KS3 assemblies. Resources are created and planned to ensure the best outcomes for all students. Over the coming year more resources will be created to support teachers with the new AQA GCSE Music 9-1 specification.
Practice Exam Paper 1 for AQA GCSE Music 2023-24
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Practice Exam Paper 1 for AQA GCSE Music 2023-24

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This fantastic resource contains one complete practice exam paper and accompanying mark scheme for the 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 includes one complete practice paper and a comprehensive mark scheme to accompany each of the questions. The paper contains the AQA specified questions for Section A and Section B. Within Section A you will find two questions from each Area of Study with 20 marks distributed across contextual questions. Section B contains questions based on the four different set works from the AoS. Download will include four pdf documents: A 1 page preview of an example Section A question (please note this is not the complete question) A 1 page preview of the Teacher Mark Scheme (please note this is not the complete question) A 25 page Practice Paper A 30 page Teacher Mark Scheme. This document also contains YouTube links to the recordings used as well as track timings. Audio files – Unfortunately, for reasons of copyright, this resource does not have an accompanying audio CD or sound files. In the Teacher Mark Scheme 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 Practice Exam Paper 1. This Practice Exam Paper 1 could be used as a mock paper to prepare the Year 11 students for their Component 1: Understanding Music Exam. This Mock Paper has been updated from the 2018 version to contain updated Section B questions for the 2022 Set Works.
KS3 Assembly - Leadership
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KS3 Assembly - Leadership

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An assembly encompassing the idea of leadership. The assembly explores 'what is leadership?' before looking at different leaders in the world of sport and business. The assembly asks students what they believe leadership to be and what traits a good leader should have. There is opportunities for the leader of the assembly to add in their own school's protocols. Suitable for KS3 however can be adapted for KS2 and KS4. Brilliant for Achievement Co-ordinators or Heads of Year.
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Differentiation Complete Set
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GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Differentiation Complete Set

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The bundle contains all six of the popular 'Differentiation: Stretch and Support' resources. Each contains key features of each strand to stretch learners to the 7-9 criteria while supporting students who may need scaffolding to the 5. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Structure Differentiation
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GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Structure Differentiation

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The resource was designed to scaffold the students who are targeted 8/9 in Music however do not yet have a grasp of the compositional techniques to access this. In each of the A4 sheets students are guided through the four most common forms in classical music with annotated sheet music examples. long with this are questions to challenge the more able students. Each A4 document goes through the following structure: - Binary - Ternary - Rondo - Theme and Variation The fifth page of this document is blank. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA GCSE Music 9-1: AoS1 Practice Questions
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AQA GCSE Music 9-1: AoS1 Practice Questions

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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.
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Chords Differentiation
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GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Chords Differentiation

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Throughout all of the new GCSE 9-1 specifications students are required to compose stylistically for their instrument(s) of choice. Upon seeing many students struggle apply a chord sequence successfully to their instrument(s), this complete resource was created. Each A4 document has two A5 resources with; a break down for writing for the instrument(s), sheet music as well as stretch and support prompts for differentiation. The A5 sheets are: - Chords to Piano Accompaniment (1) - Chords to Piano Accompaniment (2) - Chords to Guitar - Chords to Classical Guitar - Chords to String Quartet (1) - Chords to String Quartet (2) The fourth A4 page in this document is blank. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification.
Music GCSE 9-1 Compostion: 2017-2018 Brief 1 Starting Point
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Music GCSE 9-1 Compostion: 2017-2018 Brief 1 Starting Point

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The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2017-18 cohort in the new AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 1 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: - Starting point - How to use the melodic shape - Questions to Consider - Potential elements, techniques and resources - What do we know about the music provided? - Challenge (Stretch) - Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Structure & Form Differentiation
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GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Structure & Form Differentiation

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The resource was designed to scaffold the students who are targeted 8/9 in Music however do not yet have a grasp of the compositional techniques to access this. This document contains two A5 differentiated sheet focusing on Structure and Form. It provides a STRETCH document to challenge the more able and provides questions to stimulate the compositional process. There is also a SUPPORT document which provides basics as well as techniques that can be applied independently. The STRETCH document provides four techniques: - Advanced Popular Song - Sonata - Through Composed - Contrast The SUPPORT document has four sections on: - Binary - 12 Bar Blues - Four Bar Phrases - Ternary You can preview some of these techniques and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Accompaniment Cards
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GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Accompaniment Cards

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Many students find it easy to create a chord sequence and play it through as block chords on the piano. This resource aims at demonstrating to students different ways in which they can use their chords as a form of accompaniment. On the back of the example are four differentiated questions to allow for stretch as well as support. This resource has been designed for a Quiz-Quiz-Trade activity in an AQA 9-1 composition lesson to provide students with a starting point for their accompaniment. The resource includes: - Four made for piano - Two made for electric guitar - Two made for a string quartet The differentiated questions focus on the instrument you would find the technique on, genre you could find it in, advantages of the technique and disadvantages of the technique. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Harmony & Tonality Differentiation
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GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Harmony & Tonality Differentiation

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The resource was designed to scaffold the students who are targeted 8/9 in Music however do not yet have a grasp of the compositional techniques to access this. This document contains two A5 differentiated sheet focusing on Harmony and Tonality. It provides a STRETCH document to challenge the more able and provides questions to stimulate the compositional process. There is also a SUPPORT document which provides basics as well as techniques that can be applied independently. The STRETCH document provides four techniques: - Modulation - Cadences - 7th Chords - Chromatic Harmony The SUPPORT document has four sections on: - Major and Minor Chords - Pedal - Prefect and Imperfect Cadences - Inverted Chords This is one of six documents covering he AQA strands of music. The others can be purchased through the TES shop. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
KS3 Assembly - Teamwork
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KS3 Assembly - Teamwork

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An assembly encompassing the idea of Teamwork. The assembly explores 'what is teamwork?' before looking at different members of team in the world of sport and music. The assembly asks students what they believe teamwork to be and challenges students to see for themselves in a 'Team Students' vs '1 Teacher' quiz. I would recommend using Mini Whiteboards (MWB) for this challenge. There is opportunities for the leader of the assembly to add in their own school's protocols. Suitable for KS3 however can be adapted for KS2 and KS4. Brilliant for Achievement Co-ordinators or Heads of Year.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2022-2023 Brief 3 Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2022-2023 Brief 3 Starting Point

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The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2022-23 cohort in the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 3 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: • Starting point • Vocals? (Relating to the poem in the brief) • Questions to consider • Potential elements, techniques and resources • Inspiration Pieces (both to support the brief and poem) • Challenge (Stretch) • Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the customers responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2022-2023 Brief 1 Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2022-2023 Brief 1 Starting Point

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The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2022-23 cohort in the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 1 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: • Starting point • How to use the melodic shape • Questions to consider • Potential elements, techniques and resources • What do we know about the music provided? What do we need to work out? • Challenge (Stretch) • Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the customers responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2022-2023 Brief 2 Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2022-2023 Brief 2 Starting Point

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The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2022-23 cohort in the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 2 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: • Starting point • What does the clip show? • Questions to consider • Potential elements, techniques and resources • Documentaries to consider • Challenge (Stretch) • Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the customers responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2019-2020 Brief 1 Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2019-2020 Brief 1 Starting Point

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The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2019-20 cohort in the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 1 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: Starting point Solemn or reflective event Questions to Consider Potential elements, techniques and resources Pieces where the piece is sad/happy Challenge (Stretch) Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2019-2020 Brief 2 Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2019-2020 Brief 2 Starting Point

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The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2019-20 cohort in the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 2 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: Starting point Online Action Game - The Theme Questions to Consider Potential elements, techniques and resources Action Game Music and style Challenge (Stretch) Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2019-2020 Brief 3 Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2019-2020 Brief 3 Starting Point

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The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2019-20 cohort in the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 3 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: Starting point Vocals? Types of Folk Music Potential elements, techniques and resources Contemporary Folk Music Challenge (Stretch) Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition Briefs 2022-2023: Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition Briefs 2022-2023: Starting Point

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The bundle contains all four of the popular ‘Starting Point’ resources. Each contains a break down of the 2022-23 AQA brief as well as tools that will help stretch and support all learners. It is the customers responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2019-2020 Brief 4 Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition: 2019-2020 Brief 4 Starting Point

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The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2019-20 cohort in the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 4 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: Starting point Cells Questions to consider Potential elements, techniques and resources Minimalistic Pieces Challenge (Stretch) Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition Briefs 2019-2020: Starting Point
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AQA Music GCSE 9-1 Composition Briefs 2019-2020: Starting Point

4 Resources
The bundle contains all four of the popular ‘Starting Point’ resources. Each contains a break down of the 2019-20 AQA brief as well as tools that will help stretch and support all learners. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.