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Music

Cambridge Primary

Why Study Cambridge Primary Music?

Music fosters creativity and builds confidence. It helps learners to develop a deeper understanding of self-expression and shows them the importance of communication as they learn to connect with other musicians and with audiences. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

What will students learn?

Learners explore music as performers, composers and informed listeners. They make, understand and appreciate music from different cultures, times and places, helping them to develop leadership and collaboration skills as well as self-confidence. Cambridge Primary Music learners:

  • cultivate a joy of music through participating in meaningful and enjoyable experiences
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to contribute as musicians
  • collaborate with others in purposeful and expressive ways through singing and playing instruments
  • nurture their individual and collective creativity
  • use their growing knowledge to explore and generate music that is unique, relevant and valuable.

Students develop creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. The course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary Music.

How is the programme taught?

Cambridge Primary Music is designed to be flexible so learners can perform through singing and playing musical instruments of any kind (as well as found objects and music technology). We recommend that learners experience music from their own culture as well as exploring music from other times and places.

PRIMARY MUSIC

Assessment

There are no Cambridge Primary End of Year Assessments in this subject. The emphasis of Cambridge Primary Music is for teachers to focus on formative feedback on the understanding and skills they want students to develop. This subject is assessed in the online classroom through discussion, observation and lesson outputs where teachers discuss with students ‘what went well’ and how they can improve further, so they can reflect on, and improve, their performance.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge Primary Music can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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Music

Cambridge Lower Secondary

Why Study Cambridge Lower Secondary Music?

Music fosters creativity and builds confidence. It helps learners to develop a deeper understanding of self-expression and shows them the importance of communication as they learn to connect with other musicians and with audiences.

Cambridge Lower Secondary Music broadens learners’ experience as they explore music as performers, composers and informed listeners. They will make,understand and appreciate music from different cultures, times and places. It helps learners to develop leadership and collaboration skills and self-confidence. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

What will students learn?

Cambridge Lower Secondary Music learners:

  • cultivate a joy of music through participating in meaningful and enjoyable experiences
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to contribute as musicians
  • collaborate with others in purposeful and expressive ways through singing and playing instruments
  • nurture their individual and collective creativity
  • use their growing knowledge to explore and generate music that is unique, relevant and valuable.

Prior requirements and hours of study

We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Cambridge Primary course in Music. It requires 2 – 3 hours per week of study time for your child to complete Year 7, 8 or 9.

LOWER SECONDARY MUSIC

Assessment

There are no Cambridge Lower Secondary End of Year Assessments in this subject. The emphasis of Cambridge Lower Secondary Music is for teachers to focus on formative feedback on the understanding and skills they want students to develop. This subject is assessed in the online classroom through discussion, observation and lesson outputs where teachers discuss with students ‘what went well’ and how they can improve further, so they can reflect on, and improve, their performance.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge Lower Secondary Music can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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Music

Cambridge Upper Secondary

Why Study Cambridge IGCSE Music?

On Cambridge IGCSE Music course you will listen to, perform and compose music, encouraging aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline and, importantly, creativity. As a result, you will enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of music, an achievement that forms an ideal foundation for future study and enhances life-long musical enjoyment.

You will study music from a variety of styles; each style is placed in its historical and cultural context, and you will be encouraged to be preceptive, sensitive and critical when listening. Although the majority of the syllabus examines Western European music, the music of other cultures is always represented. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Listening – identifying and commenting on a range of music from cultures in different countries
  • Performing – technical competence on one or more instruments
  • Composing – discrimination and imagination in free composition

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge IGCSE Music requires about 130 hours of study. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Music curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework.

IGCSE MUSIC

Examinations

Unfortunately, private candidates cannot enter for this syllabus. We can teach you this course online, but we cannot enter you for the end of year exam. If you decide to study this course with us, you will not get an official Cambridge International Qualification by the end of this course.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International GCSE Music can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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Music

Cambridge Advanced

Why Study Cambridge International AS & A Level Music?

Cambridge International AS and A Level Music encourages you to develop your musical skills in a variety of music styles and traditions and build on your musical interests. You will be encouraged to listen, compose and perform with understanding, analysis and confident communication. You will learn to become an independent and critical thinker.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Music provides a foundation for the study of music or related courses in higher education. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Rhythm
  • Melody/Line
  • Harmony
  • Form
  • Texture and timbre
  • Tension and resolution
  • Continuity and change

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge International AS Level Music requires about 180 hours of study, and Cambridge International A Level Music requires about 360 hours of study. These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Cambridge International GCSE course in Music.

Grade B/6 or above in Music at IGCSE (or equivalent) is required before starting Cambridge International AS & A Level Music. It is also necessary that all A-Level students have IGCSE English Language or the equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.

AS & A LEVEL MUSIC

Examinations

Unfortunately, private candidates cannot enter for this syllabus. We can teach you this course online, but we cannot enter you for the end of year exam. If you decide to study this course with us, you will not get an official Cambridge International Qualification by the end of this course.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International AS & A Level Music can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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For more information about Cambridge International AS & A Level Music, please click here.

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