Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: February 2020 update

7 February 2020

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

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Exam entries

Exam entries for summer 2020 assessment must be made by 21 February 2020. After this date late entry fees may be charged. Please note that your exams officer will have their own internal deadlines in order to get the information necessary to make entries.

The entry code for AS level Music is 8MU0 and the entry code for A level Music is 9MU0. The entry code for AS level Music Technology is 8MT0 and the entry code for A level Music Technology is 9MT0. However, there are some option codes for any students resitting the qualification who wish to carry forward marks from the previous series.

Summer 2020 is the last sitting for AS level Music as this qualification is being withdrawn.

The administrative support guide contains all the latest information of how to submit coursework and administer exams this year and you should read this before making your submissions.

Entry code Option Entry title Components included
8MU0   Music

Component 1: Performing

Component 2: Composing

Component 3: Appraising

8MU0 AT Music

Component 1: Performing (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Composing

Component 3: Appraising

8MU0 BT Music

Component 1: Performing

Component 2: Composing (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Appraising

8MU0 CT Music

Component 1: Performing (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Composing (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Appraising

Entry code Option Entry title Components included
9MU0   Music

Component 1: Performing

Component 2: Composing

Component 3: Appraising

9MU0 AT Music

Component 1: Performing (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Composing

Component 3: Appraising

9MU0 BT Music

Component 1: Performing

Component 2: Composing (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Appraising

9MU0 CT Music

Component 1: Performing (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Composing (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Appraising

Entry code Option Entry title Components included
8MT0   Music Technology

Component 1: Recording

Component 2: Technology-based composition

Component 3: Listening and analysing

Component 4: Producing and analysing

8MT0 W Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Welsh)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Welsh)

Component 3: Listening and analysing (Welsh)

Component 4: Producing and analysing (Welsh)

8MT0 AT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Technology-based composition

Component 3: Listening and analysing

Component 4: Producing and analysing

8MT0 BT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording 

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Listening and analysing

Component 4: Producing and analysing

8MT0 CT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Listening and analysing

Component 4: Producing and analysing

8MT0 DT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Welsh) (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Welsh)

Component 3: Listening and analysing (Welsh)

Component 4: Producing and analysing (Welsh)

8MT0 ET Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Welsh)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Welsh) (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Listening and analysing (Welsh)

Component 4: Producing and analysing (Welsh)

8MT0 FT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Welsh) (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Welsh) (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Listening and analysing (Welsh)

Component 4: Producing and analysing (Welsh)

Entry code Option Entry title Components included
9MT0   Music Technology

Component 1: Recording

Component 2: Technology-based composition

Component 3: Listening and analysing

Component 4: Producing and analysing

9MT0 W Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Welsh)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Welsh)

Component 3: Listening and analysing (Welsh)

Component 4: Producing and analysing (Welsh)

9MT0 AT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Technology-based composition

Component 3: Listening and analysing

Component 4: Producing and analysing

9MT0 BT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Listening and analysing

Component 4: Producing and analysing

9MT0 CT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Listening and analysing

Component 4: Producing and analysing

9MT0 DT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Welsh) (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Welsh)

Component 3: Listening and analysing (Welsh)

Component 4: Producing and analysing (Welsh)

9MT0 ET Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Welsh)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Welsh) (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Listening and analysing (Welsh)

Component 4: Producing and analysing (Welsh)

9MT0 FT Music Technology

Component 1: Recording (Welsh) (Transferred from previous series)

Component 2: Technology-based composition (Welsh) (Transferred from previous series)

Component 3: Listening and analysing (Welsh)

Component 4: Producing and analysing (Welsh)

Key dates

Date Event
21 February 2020 Deadline for entries in the June 2020 exam series
March 2020 9MU0/02 A level Music (2016) Briefs Assessing Techniques received by centres in hard copy format only
1 April 2020 9MU0/02 A level Music (2016) Briefs Assessing Techniques can be released to students to be completed in a maximum of 6 hours
15 May 2020 Final date for submission of coursework
15 May 2020 8MT0/03 AS level Music Technology (2017): Listening and analysing exam
18 May 2020 8MU0/03 AS level Music (2016): Appraising exam
19 May 2020 8MT0/04 AS level Music Technology (2017): Producing and analysing exam
22 May 2020 9MT0/03 A level Music Technology (2017): Listening and analysing exam
3 June 2020 9MT0/04 A level Music Technology (2017): Producing and analysing exam
12 June 2020 9MU0/03 A level Music (2016): Appraising exam

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