AS Music Technology ( Pearson Edexcel exam board)
60% examination and 40% non-examined assessment at both AS and A Level.
Area of Study 1: Recording (20%)
Students will be given a choice of 10 songs from Pearson Edexcel and they will pick one to record. For example Ed Sheeran - A Team, Dixie Chicks - Travellin’ Soldier
Non-Examined assessment: Externally assessed.
Area of Study 2: Technology-based composition (20%)
Students will be given a brief from Pearson Edexcel and they will be asked to write a piece of music based on a brief. For Example Write a piece for a poem/ Using a vocal sample to create a composition around the vocal sample.
Non-Examined Assessment: Externally Assessed.
Area of Study 3: Listening and Analysing Exam (25%) (1 hour 15 minutes)
Knowledge and understanding of recording and production techniques and principles, in the context of a series of unfamiliar commercial recordings supplied by Pearson.
Written Examined Assessment
Area of Study 4: Written/Practical examination (35%) (1 hour 45 minutes)
Knowledge and understanding of editing, mixing and production techniques, to be applied to unfamiliar materials provided by Pearson.