Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: December 2018 update

Mon Dec 10 13:26:00 UTC 2018

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

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New PAS and CAS forms

We have made available new PAS and CAS forms to submit with student work for assessment in summer 2019. These are editable PDF documents and you will need to save the file to your hard drive and open using Acrobat Reader rather than accessing via your web browser.

Important AS qualification update

Following careful consideration and research, we have been reviewing our AS and A level qualification suite and intend to withdraw our AS level in Music with the final assessment in summer 2020.

Read more about the withdrawal of AS level Music

Exam entries

Exam entries for summer 2019 assessment must be made by 21 February 2019. 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.

There is also the final resit opportunities for the legacy A level in Music Technology specification. Candidates must be entered for the units and have the correct cash-in code.

AS level Music

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

A level Music

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

AS level Music Technology (2017)

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)

A level Music Technology (2017)

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)

AS/A level Music Technology (2008)

Unit & cash-in code Option Unit title
6MT01   Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio 1
6MT01 W Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio 1 Welsh language option
6MT02   Unit 2: Listening and Analysing
6MT02 W Unit 2: Listening and Analysing Welsh language option
6MT03   Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2
6MT03 W Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2 Welsh language option
6MT04   Unit 4: Analysing and Producing
6MT04 W Unit 4: Analysing and Producing Welsh language option
8MT01   Music Technology Advanced Subsidiary cash-in code
9MT01   Music Technology Advanced cash-in code

Access to scripts

The free access to scripts service will close on Friday 14 December. If you want to download and save any scripts from your students summer 2018 exams then you will need to do this by Friday 14 December.

Scripts do not have examiner annotation on them. The marked script allows teachers to evaluate how the student performed on particular questions in relation to what they have been taught; the Principal Examiner's Report and the exemplars that we make available demonstrate how the mark scheme is applied.

If scripts have been marked "traditionally" (i.e. not online), centres will have to request them via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series.

On Wenlock Edge

d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form will be hosting an afternoon workshop for A level Music students on Tuesday 30 April 2019. Dan Norman (Tenor), Sholto Kynoch (Piano) and the Brodsky Quartetare going to lead a workshop for local Sixth Formers on one of the Edexcel A level set works, On Wenlock Edge by Ralph Vaughan Williams, looking at Vaughan Williams’s word-setting, and the genesis of his style and harmonic language. The afternoon will run from 3.00 to 4.30pm (exact timings tbc), and there will be no charge for those attending.

In addition to a planned recording of the song cycle, the musicians are collaborating with artist (Jeremy Bidgood) to produce a film to accompany the songs.

On that same date, there will be an evening recital at 7.30pm which will include a world premiere performance of the entire song cycle On Wenlock Edge with the accompanying film. Also in the programme are key works, including Ravel’s glorious String Quartet in F major, that reflect and illuminate the context in which the songs were composed. Tickets for the evening performance will be £10 for students and £20 full price and will be available to the general public nearer the time.

d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form very much hope that you will be able to attend the afternoon event. Please let them know as soon as possible the number of students that you would like to bring by emailing boxoffice@doverbroecks.com. Places for the workshop are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Key dates

Date Event
14 December 2018 Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline
21 February 2019 Deadline for entries in the June 2019 exam series
March 2019 9MU0/02 A level Music (2016) Briefs Assessing Techniques received by centres in hard copy format only
1 April 2019 9MU0/02 A level Music (2016) Briefs Assessing Techniques can be released to students to be completed in a maximum of 6 hours
17 May 2019 8MT0/03 AS level Music Technology (2017): Listening and analysing exam
17 May 2019 6MT02 AS level Music Technology (2008): Listening and Analysing exam
20 May 2019 8MU0/03 AS level Music (2016): Appraising exam
21 May 2019 8MT0/04 AS level Music Technology (2017): Producing and analysing exam
24 May 2019 9MT0/03 A level Music Technology (2017): Listening and analysing exam
5 June 2019 9MT0/04 A level Music Technology (2017): Producing and analysing exam
5 June 2019 6MT04 A level Music Technology (2008): Analysing and Producing exam
14 June 2019 9MU0/03 A level Music (2016): Appraising exam
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