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Extremely useful GCSE and A Level revision materials for both students and teachers. They have served me well in my courses and I hope they can be of benefit to you too!
Edexcel A Level Music Essay Plan: Stravinsky 'The Rite of Spring'
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Edexcel A Level Music Essay Plan: Stravinsky 'The Rite of Spring'

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Essay plan based on the Edexcel A Level Music set works. This is a top band response to the following question: Evaluate Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring movements 1 – 3 with reference to the different moods, atmospheres and dances. Relate your discussion to other relevant works. These may include set works, wider listening or other.
A Level Music: Herrmann 'Psycho' Notes & Wider Listening
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A Level Music: Herrmann 'Psycho' Notes & Wider Listening

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These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the following work: Prelude’, ‘The City’, ‘Marion’, ‘The Muder’ (shower scene), ‘The Toys’, ‘The Cellar’, ‘Discovery’, ‘Finale’ from Psycho (Bernard Herrman) This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
Edexcel A Level Music Model Essays
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Edexcel A Level Music Model Essays

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Model essays and plans based on the Edexcel A Level Music set works. These are top band responses. There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music: Schumann Piano Trio Notes & Wider Listening
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A Level Music: Schumann Piano Trio Notes & Wider Listening

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These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the following work: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17: Movement 1 (Clara Schumann) This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music: AoS3 Film Music Revision
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A Level Music: AoS3 Film Music Revision

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A bundle of thorough revision notes and wider listening! These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the area of study: Area of Study 3: Music for Film This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music: Anoushka Shankar Notes & Wider Listening
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A Level Music: Anoushka Shankar Notes & Wider Listening

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These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the following work: Breathing Under Water: ‘Burn’, ‘Breathing Under Water’ and ‘Easy’ (Anoushka Shankar) This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
Edexcel A Level Music Model Essay: Rachel Portman 'The Duchess'
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Edexcel A Level Music Model Essay: Rachel Portman 'The Duchess'

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Model essay based on the Edexcel A Level Music set works. This is a top band response to the following question: Evaluate Portman’s use of melody, rhythm and harmony in ‘Six Years Later’ and ‘Never See Your Children Again’ with particular reference to the changing circumstances of the heroin. Relate your discussion to other relevant works. These may include set works, wider listening or other.
A Level Music: Saariaho 'Petals' Notes & Wider Listening
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A Level Music: Saariaho 'Petals' Notes & Wider Listening

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These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the following work: Petals (for Cello Solo and Optional ELectronics) (Kaija Saariaho) This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
Edexcel A Level Music Arrangement Task Materials
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Edexcel A Level Music Arrangement Task Materials

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Checklist and advice for the Edexcel A Level Music Component 2 Arrangement Task. They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
Edexcel A Level Music Model Essay: Kaija Saariaho 'Petals'
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Edexcel A Level Music Model Essay: Kaija Saariaho 'Petals'

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Model essay based on the Edexcel A Level Music set works. This is a top band response to the following question: Evaluate Saariaho’s use of sonority, dynamics and tempi as a means of exploiting the expressive and technical potential of the cello. Relate your discussion to other relevant works. These may include set works, wider listening or other.
A Level Music: Pine 'Back in the Day' Notes & Wider Listening
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A Level Music: Pine 'Back in the Day' Notes & Wider Listening

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These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the following work: Lady Day and John Coltrane’, ‘Inner State of Mind’ and ‘Love and Affection’ from Back in the Day (2000) (Courtney Pine) This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music: AoS5 Fusions Revision
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A Level Music: AoS5 Fusions Revision

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A bundle of thorough revision notes and wider listening! These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the area of study: Area of Study 5: Fusions This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
AQA A Level German Model IRP Exemple: Merkel
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AQA A Level German Model IRP Exemple: Merkel

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Model IRP example based on the following question: Warum musste Merkel ihr Amt niederlegen? They have served me well in my A Level German course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
GCSE Chemistry Nanoparticles Poster
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GCSE Chemistry Nanoparticles Poster

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The Structure & Properties sub-topic is an integral part to the GCSE Chemistry course, so revise it here with: Key definitions and notes about nanoparticles in a friendly poster format This has served me well in my GCSE course and I hope it can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
GCSE Chemistry Periodic Table Details & History Poster
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GCSE Chemistry Periodic Table Details & History Poster

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The Periodic Table sub-topic is an integral part to the GCSE Chemistry course, so revise it here with: Key features, properties and descriptions of: Alkali Metals Transition Metals Halogens Noble Gases Brief historical points about the development of the periodic table This has served me well in my GCSE course and I hope it can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music: Mozart Opera Notes & Wider Listening
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A Level Music: Mozart Opera Notes & Wider Listening

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These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the following work: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), No.4 (recit and aria: ‘O zittre nicht’) and No. 5 (quintet: ‘Hm!’) from Act 1 (Mozart) This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music: AoS4 Pop & Jazz Revision
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A Level Music: AoS4 Pop & Jazz Revision

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A bundle of thorough revision notes and wider listening! These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the area of study: Area of Study 4: Popular Music and Jazz This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music: Bush 'Hounds of Love' Notes & Wider Listening
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A Level Music: Bush 'Hounds of Love' Notes & Wider Listening

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These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the following work: Cloudbusting’, ‘And Dream of Sheep’ and ‘Under Ice’ from Hounds of Love (Kate Bush) This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music: Berlioz Symphony Notes & Wider Listening
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A Level Music: Berlioz Symphony Notes & Wider Listening

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These notes will help you learn and revise Component 3 (Appraising) content for the A Level Music exam, specifically concerning the following work: Symphonie fantastique: Movement 1 (Berlioz) This resource includes: Historical and stylistic context of the set work and key vocabulary. Detailed key information regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. A* examples to give you an in-depth knowledge ready for essay and listening questions in the exam. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. Possible ways of revising this material include: Highlighting key words in the notes Write an essay question and see if you have remembered all the points and examples listed Listening to the wider listening suggestions and seeing if you can recognise the key features listed and compare them to the piece These notes are also really good for making revision cards from They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.
A Level Music Set Work & Wider Listening Comparison Mindmaps
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A Level Music Set Work & Wider Listening Comparison Mindmaps

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Handwritten mind maps comparing Edexcel A level set works to each other and making wider listening links. They contain: Key notes facts and examples regarding all musical elements relevant to the set work: sonority, instrumentation, texture, structure, melody, harmony, tonality, rhythm, metre, tempo and dynamics. Relevant wider listening comparisons (both similarities and differences) which will be essential for higher level responses to an exam question. They have served me well in my A Level music course and I hope they can be of benefit to you too! There’s also plenty more where this came from, so please check out my other resources.