Music Technology A-Level (Edexcel)
This is an 11-page compilation of questions on effects from Unit 2 past papers.
E.g. Unit 2 2009 Q1f: "Describe what is meant by ‘Flange’?
You can obtain these freely off the Edexcel website, but you may want to save some time compiling them.
This resource has proved to be extremely useful with my students, showing patterns that may not be evident when answering a wider range of questions.
A PLC featuring all the required skills for Eduqas Music GCSE, including performing, composing and listening/appraising, complete with red/amber/green check boxes. The document is in Excel format so students can highlight boxes electronically and create a colour-coded overview of their progress. PLEASE RATE IF YOU FIND THIS USEFUL. Thanks
This ppt covers features of baroque, classical and romantic music, musical devices and structures, as well as a look at excerpts of the score to Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Probably best used as a starting point to save some time.
This one-page worksheet provides examples and exercises to help students understand the importance of AO4 in extended answer questions. When I went on a course with the ex chief examiner, he explained that most students lost an inordinate number of marks because they did not understand this. Page 1 contains examples I made up, whereas page 2 contains a blank AO4 column for students to fill in.
Music Technology A-Level (Edexcel)
This is a 34-page compilation of all Unit 2 and Unit 4 past paper questions relating to instruments and equipment (incl. all Unit 4 Question 4).
E.g. Unit 2 2009 Q5b: “What percussive sounds other than a drum kit are used to drive the rhythm on this track?”.
E.g. Unit 4 2016 Q4b: “Figure 1 shows delay, wah-wah and distortion guitar pedals. Explain the function of the pedals and the controls that can be seen in the picture.”
Naturally, all these questions are freely available online, but you can save yourself hours of time sifting through them. However, you will need to check the Mark Schemes for answers.
This is a 3-page composition guide aimed at GCSE level, but also suitable for A-level. It is a grid consisting of the elements of music, plus 'technology' and 'style/coherence' criteria with suggestions as to what to include to attain satisfactory, good and excellent results in each.
This is a comprehensive quiz to go with the listening and appraising section of my PLC. The quiz systematically goes through each element of music, with an A section on theory/vocab and a B section on listening. When totaled up, each element is marked out of 12. This mark can then be used to fill in the PLC accurately and objectively using the following system: 0-4 = red, 5-8 = amber, 9-12 = green. The price of this resource reflects the time that went into making it. Although my PLC was made with Eduqas in mind, the quiz is generic. I hope you find it useful and please rate/review. Thank you.
This is a 13-question exam-style quiz on the Bernstein set work. The folder includes a track for each listening question and an answer sheet. Please search for my other resources in this series if you like this.
A 14-question exam-style listening quiz including excerpts and answer sheet. Don't forget to check out my other resources in this series. I have 12 of these, but will wait to see how popular these are before spending time uploading them all. Enjoy and good luck with teaching the course!
This 4-page quiz about The Hunt from the original Planet of the Apes can be used as a teaching method or assessment. It has been created with Eduqas AoS 3 objectives in mind, covering important questions such as the composer's use of the stimulus, as well as a wide range of vocabulary covering all elements of music. This quiz was designed in conjunction with the Edexcel Anthology of Music first published in 2000 (the A-level score) and asks questions about specific bar numbers, but most questions can be answered without the score by simply listening to the hyperlinked excerpts and a bit of extra preparation. I have not included a copy of the score for copyright reasons. Either way, you will not regret buying this!