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Year 13 Homework w/c 6th November


Please make sure that you submit your compositions (Composition 1 on FRIDAY and Composition 2 next Tuesday)

WCT (due next Thursday 16th November)

Please write a 15-mark essay on the following title:

‘Discuss the use of dance and folk influences in the symphony. You should refer to a range of relevant Classical and Romantic works and you must make detailed reference to both set works (Haydn and Mendelssohn)’

You will find development of the symphony notes useful but you will also need to do some of your own research, particularly on general influences on the Minuet and on Haydn in general.

You should write a short introduction then about two thirds of the main body should be on wider listening and the other third on Haydn and Mendelssohn. You should finish with a short conclusion.

Year 13 Homework w/c 30th October

Composition 1 (by the end of Friday)
Make corrections according to feedback and continue with this composition, which needs to be finished by the end of term.

Composition 2 (by the end of Tuesday 7th)
Fill in the attached planner and submit some initial ideas on Sibelius. You have filled in a version of this planner before but many of you have changed your ideas since then, so I am asking for a new one. If you have no substantially changed, you can amend the old one and submit that.

WCT (for Thursday 9th)
Please look at the Mendelssohn Finale Worksheet and do the activity at the top.  You can listen to the extracts on the relevant development of the symphony pages (Berlioz and Schubert). You can use your own score of the Mendelssohn but it is also included at the end of the worksheet. The track for the Mendelssohn is on Moodle (and of course Youtube)


Year 13 half term homework


Download the ‘Notes Template (Impressionism etc)’ document and complete for pieces 1-4. Scores and tracks are available in the same folder (Wider Listening – Impressionism (plus Maximalism)) and a subfolder contains the worksheets that we have done on these pieces. You can use your notes, your study of the scores and anything relevant you can find on the web.

Please upload by the end of Tuesday 31st October onto Moodle 


We are making a start on your second composition, so please think about what you are going to do. Find some relevant pieces etc.

Year 13 Homework w/c 9th October

Composition (Portfolio Submission 1)

Please submit on Moodle by the end of FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER. In addition, you must submit a new copy of the composition submission pro forma AND type up briefly how your composition is going and what your plans are in the online text submission box. This submission is a formal requirement of your Eduqas coursework.

WCT (for next WEDNESDAY 18th October)

Write an essay on the following title (in the exam you will have 30-40 minutes):

Discuss how composers have changed in their approach to writing Minuet and Trio / Third movements in symphonies written between 1750 and 1900. You should refer to both set works and a range of other relevant symphonies from the Classical and Romantic eras. [15 marks]


  • around at least one third of the essay should be taken up with detailed discussion of the set works including bar numbers and the rest should consist of brief references to other relevant works
  • don’t give the impression that these are THE key works of the era – they are representative of wider trends
  • include a short introduction and conclusion
  • remember to use the notes on development of the symphony


Year 13 Homework w/c 2nd October

Composition (Moodle Submission on Tuesday)

Please crack on with this remembering to do the following each time you start to compose

  • review your inclusion of WCT fingerprints
  • review your use of varied textures
  • listen to one of the core WCT string quartet examples on Moodle and try and take one idea as inspiration

AoS E (C20)
Next week (on THURSDAY) we will have a mini test reviewing your knowledge of the Debussy from the end of last year and Poulenc from this. Please make sure you update your scores and do some revision.

Year 13 Homework w/c 25th September

AoS A (for Monday 2nd October)

Write an essay discussing the development of the orchestra and of first movement / sonata forms from Stamitz up to and including Haydn Symphony 104. You can write two short essays or one integrated one. You can use existing notes but please make sure you also use the new development of the symphony notes online and make reference to the pieces listed there.

Composition (for Tuesday 3rd October)

Do some work on transitions, extensions and codettas. You must prioritise including ALL of the WCT Fingerprints (linked to from here) in your composition.

Please fill in WCT Weekly log and update each week to upload to Moodle.

Year 13 HW w/c 18th Sept.

Composition (for Tuesday 26th by the end of the day)

This is really the main priority at the moment. Make sure you use the models provided on Moodle and get at least a second subject done plus improvements to your first. Getting a Codetta written too would be even better. Remember to look at the wide range of String Quartet textures available here on alevelmusic – there are two whole pages of varied examples to look at and listen to.

Get organized with your recital – get the Performance Programme Submission form done as soon as possible.