Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: December 2016 update | Pearson qualifications

Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: December 2016 update

Mon Dec 12 15:00:49 UTC 2016

Read the latest information on Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology, including key dates, latest news and training events.

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We are continuing to develop material to help support you in delivering the new specifications for AS level and A level Music. Over the past month we have now added even more material including performing exemplars with commentary, resource booklets for the SAMs to include the skeleton and extract scores, model answers for the AS SAM question 6 and a version of the difficulty level booklet that you can sort and filter.

Download the resource booklets for AS and A level Music SAMs

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Hard copies of the composing briefs will be sent to centres in the New Year in January and February. This is based on the number of estimated entries made by your centre. Hard copies of the Technical Study briefs for unit 5 will be sent to your centre for distribution to candidates from 1 April to be completed in the three hours of controlled assessment time. The number sent to each centre will be based on the number of actual entries made in February.

Music Technology

The new specification for first teaching in September 2017 continues to have material developed to support you in preparing for delivery. There are now course planners, schemes of work, a Getting Started Guide and mapping documents.

We have just released the details of the free face to face and online Getting Ready to Teach events for the new specifications in Music Technology and you can now book your place.

Book a place on a Getting Ready to Teach AS and A level Music Technology (2017) event

Key Dates

Date Event
21 February 2017 Deadline for entries in the June 2017 exam series
1 April 2017 6MU05 GCE Music (2008) Technical Study briefs received by centres in hard copy format only
15 May 2017 Final date for submission of coursework marks and moderation samples
22 May 2017 6MU03 GCE Music (2008) Developing Musical Understanding exam
22 May 2017 8MU0/03 GCE AS Music (2016) Appraising exam
25 May 2017 6MT02 GCE Music Technology (2008) Listening and Analysing exam
7 June 2017 6MT04 GCE Music Technology (2008) Analysing and Producing exam
19 June 2017 6MU06 GCE Music (2008) Further Musical Understanding exam

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