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WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Music Student Book

Author(s): Jan Richards

awarding body: WJEC/Eduqas

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-908682-92-5

subject: Music

Pages: 260pp



N.B. A revised edition will be available in February which will cover the amended specifications for first teaching from September 2020 and assessment from 2022.
(For details of the Revised Edition click here)

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Endorsed by WJEC/Eduqas to provide high quality support you can trust. It provides core knowledge and covers important definitions, key terms and concepts.

Covers the prepared extracts in Unit 3 (WJEC) and Component 3 (Eduqas) GCSE Music from the 2016 specifications:

Abdelazer Suite II: Rondeau: Purcell
Handbags and Gladrags: Stereophonics

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Movement 3, Minuet: Mozart
Since You’ve Been Gone: Rainbow

Covers all four Areas of Study: Musical Forms and Devices, Music for Ensemble, Film Music and Popular Music

Provides practical activities, extension tasks, suggestions for additional listening and useful tips for individual and group work

Supports students in all aspects of Performing, Composing and Appraising

Helps students prepare for the Performing Assessment and presentation of their coursework for Composing: includes identifying best practice, practical advice and guidance on how to complete the required log, evaluation and programme notes.

Free audio clips and web links to music performances to accompany this book are provided via a dedicated website. 'Listen online' icons alongside relevant sections within the book indicate when to go online.


About the author:

Jan Richards has had a long teaching career, culminating in spending 35 years as a Head of Department / Head of Performing Arts. An experienced author from Key Stage 3 to A level, including material on set works and student support, she has also been involved in examining and specification development with a major Awarding Body and is currently Principal Moderator for GCSE Composition and Principal Examiner for AS and A Level Composition.