GCSE WJEC Music Keyword Activities

Ensure students get to grips with essential musical terminology for the 2016 Music specifications. The perfect addition to your teaching for Unit 3: Appraising.

Every key term from the spec is defined and taught through a series of engaging activities and memory games including: Match-up, Table Fill, Crosswords (plus interactive versions), Bingo, Dominoes and Flash Cards. Also includes a topic-by-topic glossary, with both blank and completed versions – great for revision!

Activities are provided on a CD-ROM which can be copied directly onto your school network and accessed through a custom interface. All activities are available in PDF format for easy printing, too.

  • Varied and appealing activities build confidence and familiarity with musical language
  • Student-friendly definitions make complex terms accessible to all
  • Totally flexible – hand out worksheets to groups or individuals, in class or for homework
  • Comprehensive solutions included for easy marking – an invaluable revision tool!

Spec content is broken down into 20–30 manageable topics based on musical elements and areas of study, so you can fit the activities into any lesson.


But that’s not all...
  • Interactive audio crosswords for instruments and intervals, where clues are playable sounds – improve aural recognition
  • Visual match-ups for intervals, scales and key signatures – develop score reading skills

Topics covered for GCSE WJEC:

Melodic components and development; Pitch; Tonality; Harmonic devices; Chords; Forms; Structural components; Textural elements; Types of texture; Tempo; Rhythm; Metre; Dynamics; Popular Music and Jazz; Western Classical Tradition; Folk and World Music; Timbre; Technology; Digital effects and composition; Performance techniques; Articulation