Edexcel A Level Music and Music Technology: October 2016 update | Pearson qualifications

Edexcel A Level Music and Music Technology: October 2016 update

10 October 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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Estimated entries for summer 2017

You will be able to submit your summer 2017 estimated entries on Edexcel Online from Thursday 1 September until Monday 10 October 2016.

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A level Music (2016)

We are continuing to develop support and exemplar material for the new A level Music specification. 

Currently, there are model student answers for the A level SAMs.

Coming soon

  • model student answers for the AS level SAMs and further specimen paper
  • exemplars of marked composing work and performing exemplars
  • lists of timings for the extracts used in the A level SAMs along with timings for AS level and a further specimen paper.


If you have not already attended a course there are places available on the free Getting Ready To Teach events for A level Music (2016) that are taking place in the autumn term. You will also find event details for training on Performance and Composing units for A level Music (2008).

Book your place on A level Music events

In the autumn term we are holding launch events for the newly accredited A level Music Technology (2017) specification. To book a place to find out more details on the qualification visit the Training from Pearson pages.

Book you place on A level Music Technology events

Key Dates

Date Event
10 October 2016 Deadline for submitting estimated entries via Edexcel Online
31 October 2016 Certificates received by centres no later than
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
15 May 2017 Final date for submitting estimated grades
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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