GCSE Edexcel Music Study Piece Analysis (ZigZag Education)

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GCSE Edexcel Set Work Analysis: Afro Celt Sound System (exams from 2018)
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GCSE Edexcel Set Work Analysis: Beethoven 'Pathetique' (exams from 2018)
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GCSE Edexcel Music Study Piece Analysis

Student-friendly analysis resources to ensure your class are completely confident with their GCSE set works, and ready to excel in the exam. Build listening skills and encourage evaluation and reflection with a mix of guided analysis and independent tasks.

Excellent. Pitched at an appropriate level for KS4 students... very clear. Very useful discussion, performance and dictation exercises inviting active learning. T Murphy, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer (Beethoven)

Each pack sets the scene with essential context before working through the set work bar by bar. Students are fully supported with detailed notes, annotated score extracts and key term definitions – then encouraged to reinforce and apply their knowledge with regular consolidation questions and activities.

Following the analysis, a wealth of exam preparation:

  • Concise revision summary structured by musical element to aid recall of key points
  • Musical dictation exercises using extracts from the piece, for vital transcription training
  • Section A and Section B exam-style questions with mark schemes – perfect practice for the listening paper

Totally flexible – integrate into your class teaching or use for independent learning.


GCSE Edexcel Set Work Analysis AoS1: Beethoven’s ‘Pathétique’ Sonata Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ‘Pathétique’: 1st Movement

Beethoven’s beautiful sonata provides a fantastic opportunity to explore Classical forms and features. This guide analyses the first movement in depth to give students a solid understanding of every musical element.

GCSE Edexcel Set Work Analysis AoS4: Afro Celt Sound System ‘Release’ Afro Celt Sound System: ‘Release’ from the album Volume 2: Release

The haunting music of ‘Release’ is an example of fusion music at its finest. Ensure your students get to grips with the band’s innovative instrumentation and style with clear commentary and activities. Plus: awealth of practice exam questions provide essential listening practice for all elements of the piece.


What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6881)
"The quality of writing is very good with a range of accurate descriptions, many good examples and interesting information for the students. Exam questions are varied... Section B questions are very useful." L Williams, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6511)
"I enjoyed this resource... I particularly liked the contextual detail and the friendly approach to the analytical aspects. Encourages the student to discover for themselves as well as there being plenty of helpful and informative material. I would definitely purchase this resource for my teaching." G Capra, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"I like it! This is a very thorough resource. Covers all technical aspects and gives clear activities... The exam style questions and peer-marking sheet seem very clear and useful for developing students' understanding of this style of question. It fully provides the information required." R Sleight, Head of Music and Independent Reviewer
"This is an excellent resource... I didn’t find anything I disliked about it. Will save hours of planning time for teachers. In addition, this is an ideal pack for independent homework for student learning. I liked the way that they key words were explained on the page in bubbles... I also liked the student introduction, which gives a very clear guide on how to tackle this challenging set work.This resource matches very well the requirements set out in the specification." N Booth, Head of Music and Independent Reviewer
"The analysis is excellent... Pitched at an appropriate level for KS4 students, very clear in content and layout. There are very useful discussion, performance and dictation exercises inviting a lot of active learning... Totally appropriate for the spec and the level." T Murphy, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer


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