Student Guide to Composition for A Level Edexcel Music: Unit 5 (ZigZag Education)

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Student Guide to Composition for A Level Edexcel Music: Unit 5

An invaluable companion to composition and technical study for Unit 5 of the Edexcel A Level in Music. Take the anxiety out of composition with clear, useful guidance showing students how to approach the brief, develop interesting ideas, and produce their best work. Inspire your class to achieve top marks!

  • Build composing skills with theory refreshers and musical examples to demonstrate ideas in practice
  • Apply and consolidate knowledge with a variety of checklists and useful, relevant tasks throughout
  • Avoid common pitfalls and gain marks with top tips from an experienced examiner

Includes advice on preparing for every composition brief, as well as valuable, in-depth guidance on all technical study options. Explains how work is assessed and how to meet all the Assessment Criteria.

Plus! Sample questions for every brief to practise for the real thing.

Use this resource... alongside your teaching during the year ♦ for practice before starting the composition ♦ as a companion when writing

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5977)
"This is an excellent resource, which gradually builds up the skills required for composition at this higher level. Clear layout and good explanations... Good student tasks. It successfully bridges the gap between GCSE and A Level... Provides either a scheme of work to follow or teachers could choose to pick out specific elements that they feel students need more work and focus on." N Squires, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"The resource shows a clear understanding of the specification and all activities and advice are well grounded in the specification's demands. The writing is clear, user-friendly and unambiguous... Everything is covered in a logical order, which allows for development of learning and potential for progression... Baroque Counterpoint: there is much excellent material and examples given here... Bach Chorales: a very well-presented section with clear examples which show progression. The tasks are appropriately challenging and there is a high emphasis on care needed in checking work." - S Lloyd-Jones, Examiner and Independent Reviewer
A Level, A2, Composition and Technical Study, 6MU05


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