GCSE OCR Student Guide to Area of Study 2: Concerto Through Time (Endorsed Edition)

Student Guide for Concerto Through Time is endorsed for the 2016 GCSE OCR Music Specification.

Endorsed for OCR

Give your class all the knowledge, skills and practice they need with these targeted and flexible study guides for each Area of Study. By exploring the historical context of the period, studying musical elements, and applying knowledge to activities and exam-style questions, students will be completely familiar with the Area of Study!

Meets all the requirements of the OCR spec, all the suggested repertoire is covered, all musical elements are clearly illustrated...

...Good examples of aural work and appropriate exam practice

T Murphy, Teacher & Reviewer (1st edition)
Musical elements covered:
  • Pitch & Melody
  • Harmony & Tonality
  • Structure
  • Instruments & Timbre
  • Texture
  • Rhythm & Metre and Tempo
  • Dynamics, Expression & Articulation

Regular analysis activities with answers help students actively apply their new understanding and engage with the music – and annotated musical examples, listening links and key term definitions support learning throughout.

Perfect exam preparation
  • Boost retention with 1-page revision summaries and comprehensive glossaries
  • Prepare for the listening paper with practice exam-style questions and answers

This is an excellent, detailed resource

N Squires, Music Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)


AoS 2: Concerto Through Time Explore the development of the concerto through two complementary approaches:
  1. Introduce contextual information, then explore each subtopic. Study historical influences, key characteristics and important composers.
  2. Build analytical skills by focusing on each musical element.


What do teachers say about this resource? (11081)

An all round excellent resource... Appropriate amount of and level of background information, analysis and practice questions. All clearly set out and excellent links to online resources... Meets all the requirements of the OCR spec, all the suggested repertoire is covered, all musical elements are clearly illustrated and there are ample examples for students to describe music and to compare and draw conclusions about different elements in a variety of repertoire. There are good examples of aural work and appropriate exam practice.

T Murphy, Teacher & Reviewer (1st edition)

This is an excellent, detailed resource for teaching this new Area of Study, with lots of good examples and activities... ... The level of analysis is very detailed. The examples given are good. It gives good background and contextual information.

N Squires, Music Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)