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Homework w/c 3rd October

One quick homework for the end of WEDNESDAY – Cadences

One longer homework for the end of SUNDAY – Composition

As mentioned in class, in order to rip off the WCT style well, you need to know what it sounds like! Listen to the WCT String Quartet playlist on Spotify

Don’t forget that performance is due in this week

Homework w/c 26th September

Three home works for the end of SUNDAY please.

As mentioned in class, in order to rip off the WCT style well, you need to know what it sounds like! Listen to the WCT String Quartet playlist on Spotify

Homework w/c 26th Sept

Core Wider Listening

Revise the Ravel and Webern and provide evidence here: https://classroom.google.com/c/MzIwMjgyMjU3MjAy/a/NTUwNjQ4MjMxMDQ0/details

Practice Exam 1 Revision

You need to revise carefully the Haydn, Essay topics A-G and Core Wider Listening 1 and 2 for the practice exam in two weeks time. You will need at least some of the following resources:

Performance

As soon as possible you should decide on your programme and submit the form. The deadline is not for a few weeks but the SOONER THE BETTER.

Homework w/c 17th Sept

Composition

Please submit here by the end of TUESDAY 27th.

Keep researching textures etc. from pieces that inspire you. Sonata form links can be found here: https://alevelmusic.com/alevelcompositionhelp/composing-help/sonata-form-2/ but you should do your OWN RESEARCH and find relevant pieces.

This week you should develop some transitionary and/or codetta material in order to start stitching some music together.

Practice Exam 1 Revision

You need to revise carefully the Haydn, Essay topics A-G and Core Wider Listening 1 and 2 for the practice exam in two weeks time. You will need at least some of the following resources:

Debussy Test

On e Wednesday 28th we will have a short answer test on DEBUSSY. Please revise for this using resources above.

Performance

As soon as possible you should decide on your programme and submit the form. The deadline is not for a few weeks but the SOONER THE BETTER.

Homework w/c 19th September

Three home works for the end of SUNDAY please.

Two home works for the end of Wednesday evening:

For the basic idea homework please read the instructions carefully.

If you are struggling with anything, I am running an extra workshop on Wednesday at 11.30

Homework w/c 12th Sept

Composition

Please submit here by the end of TUESDAY 20th.

Use the link in comments on last week’s submission to find your Composition Log and update:

1. Transfer your initial research to the relevant box
2. Document where you are getting textures for your next sketch. Sonata form links can be found here: https://alevelmusic.com/alevelcompositionhelp/composing-help/sonata-form-2/ but you should do your OWN RESEARCH and find relevant pieces.

This week you should correct/develop/replace last weeks work and come up with another idea (e.g. a second subject)

Essay

Continue revising and preparing for the Topic A test in the w/c Monday 19th September. Resources here.

Performance

As soon as possible you should decide on your programme and submit the form. The deadline is not for a few weeks but the SOONER THE BETTER.

Homework w/c 12th September

Three final homeworks for this week to be completed BEFORE Sunday evening please. Have a go on Thursday and come to my workshop on Friday at 11.30 if you are struggling:

There are two short homeworks to complete on Google Classroom before midday on Thursday:

If you need any help, send me an email and arrange a quick one-to-one.

Homework w/c 5th Sept

Composition

This week it is all about doing your RESEARCH and finding some good models. Assignment on Classroom is due on Tuesday by 4pm.

Essay

Continue revising and preparing for the Topic A test in the w/c Monday 19th September. Resources here.

Performance

As soon as possible you should decide on your programme and submit the form. The deadline is not for a few weeks but the SOONER THE BETTER.

A Level Results 2022

Congratulations to our year 13 students who, despite all the COVID chaos of the last three years, achieved absolutely fantastic results and are now off to study at a variety of top universities and music colleges.

Summary of Results

Grades Percentage
Students achieving at least an A

72%

(compared to 42% nationally)

Students achieving at least a B

88%

(compared to 65% nationally)

Pass rate

100%

 Previous results

Since the new A level specification started in 2017 on average 76% of our students have achieved at least a B, a record of which we are very proud.

Summer Work

As well as making sure you relax and recharge your batteries, make time for these summer tasks:

  • Review Haydn 104 for a Short Answer Test in the first week back
  • Create notes on symphonies for a timed essay on Topic A (form and structure). You are advised to put together a card/sheet for each symphony. There is a video and framework linked to in this task on Google Classroom. Remember there are also some notes on essay topics relating to Haydn 104 in the new essay booklet issued earlier this term
  • Keep your hand in on your instrument and on the pieces you will play for the exam

If you are at a loose end, here are some other things you could do:

  • Have a go at some ideas for your free composition (which can be anything you like)
  • Review the Debussy
  • Review the AoS E Core Wider Listening Webern and Ravel pieces.
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