Edexcel GCSE Music: October 2016 update | Pearson qualifications

Edexcel GCSE Music: October 2016 update

Mon Oct 10 08:55:50 UTC 2016

Read the latest information on Edexcel GCSE Music, 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.

View making estimated entries on Edexcel Online video.

GCSE (2016) Music

We are continuing to develop support and exemplar material for the new GCSE specification.

There are now model student answers for both the SAMs and the specimen paper plus exemplars of marked composing work.

Performing exemplars are coming very soon as well as lists of timings for the extracts used in the SAMs and specimen papers.

See the course materials for GCSE (2016) Music

I have produced some ideas for further wider listening, linking to each of the set works, that could be used in your teaching of the specification. 

Visit the news pages to see further wider listening ideas.


To see the and book on to the latest training events for GCSE Music please visit the Training pages. These include Getting Ready To Teach events and training on specific units.

Book on to training events

Key Dates

Date Event
10 October 2016 Deadline for making 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
15 May 2017 Final date for submission of coursework marks and moderation samples
15 May 2017 Final date for submitting estimated grades
9 June 2017 Unit 3: Listening And Appraising Exam

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