Assessment overview The paper is made up of two sections and is out of a total of 80 marks. Section A - Areas of study, dictation, and unfamiliar pieces (68 marks) ● Six questions related to six of the eight set works. ● One short melody/rhythm completion exercise. ● One question on an unfamiliar piece (skeleton score provided) with questions on its musical elements, musical contexts and musical language.
Section B - Extended response comparison between a set work and one unfamiliar piece (12 marks) ● One question that asks students to compare and/or evaluate the musical elements, musical contexts and musical language of one set work with one unfamiliar piece of music. ● A CD with the music extracts will be played to all students at the same time and will repeat the extracts a set number of times.