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A Level Edexcel Music Set Work Analysis

Students will build familiarity, develop analytical skills and be perfectly prepared for the appraising paper with co-teachable set work analysis resources for AS and A Level. With so many pieces to study, busy teachers and students will find the comprehensive, student-friendly notes and tailored exam practice invaluable.

Analysis

  • Accessible bar-by-bar commentary for all prescribed sections with just the right amount of detail, enhanced by musical quotations and key term definitions
  • Regular, engaging activities to maintain focus and encourage students to discover the music for themselves

Exam Practice

  • Ensure students are exam-ready with Edexcel-style short-answer questions, melodic transcription practice, and essay questions
  • Marking made simple with full mark schemes!

...and more!

  • Develop contextual understanding with background information on genre, historical context, and composers & performers
  • Revision summaries and guidance on comparing music
  • Comprehensive glossary focuses students on key terminology

Music for Film (co-teachable) Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho (A Level only); Danny Elfman’s Batman Returns; Rachel Portman’s The Duchess
  • Connects aural and visual elements to engage students with the plot and the music
  • The Duchess analysis informed and checked by the composer, Rachel Portman
  • Sample essays with commentary give a model for student responses

Instrumental Music (co-teachable) Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (A Level only); Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor; Clara Wieck-Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor
  • Sample essays with commentary give a model for student responses

New Directions (co-teachable) Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring; Cage’s Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos; Kaija Saariaho’s Petals for Violoncello and Live Electronics
  • Supports student understanding of unfamiliar technical terminology