GCSE Edexcel Practice Questions for Unfamiliar Listening (Question 8)

Ensure students have the musical literacy skills to interpret scores and the listening skills to identify features! Essential for this question of the exam!

16 sets of sample exam-style questions, each complete with skeleton score and comprehensive mark scheme. Specifically targeting Question 8 (Unfamiliar Listening) of the GCSE Edexcel exam.

  • Unfamiliar questions reflect suggested further listening provided by Edexcel – complete with YouTube and Spotify links
  • All questions are worth 8 marks and are designed using the GCSE Edexcel command word taxonomy
  • Detailed mark schemes mimicking the Edexcel format exactly


  • Overview table detailing which tracks are related to which set work / area of study
  • Helpful teaching tips for supporting students in answering this question type
  • Student guidance for approaching the question type including an annotated exam question

Use as in-class test, homeworks, revision practice and question modelling.

What do teachers say about this resource? (12191)

Quality of writing is clear, concise and matches past papers for GCSE Edexcel. Confident analyses of the chosen pieces, with good knowledge of what students are required to identify and describe. Excellent musical knowledge demonstrated. An excellent resource and so essential for any teacher who is teaching this specification.

L Williams, Teacher & Expert Reviewer