Information about OCR GCSE Music Listening Tests (2nd Edition)
For examination in 2011 onward
This book contains a series of questions that will help you to prepare fully for Unit 4 (Listening Test) of your GCSE exam. It has been carefully written by an experienced teacher and examiner to match the requirements of the new OCR GCSE Music specification (for first teaching in 2009). It can be used for coursework or for revision and preparation in the final weeks before your exam.
Listening questions that test your knowledge of Areas of Study 2, 3 and 4: Shared Music, Dance Music and Descriptive Music.
Composing and performing ideas related to the music that you hear
Helpful hints and advice to enable you to do your best
A comprehensive glossary that explains all of the terms you need to know.
The Teacher's Guide (RHG264), providing answers to all of the questions and a full track listing, is also available. All tracks for these tests are available to download by iTunes.
Ian Burton is Music Development Manager for the City of Nottingham Education Department. He has held posts in many areas of music education, including senior lecturer at Huddersfield University and course leader for PGCE secondary-music at Bath Spa University College. Ian is a member of the QCA Music Development Group and an inspector for Ofsted. He has been principal examiner in composing for OCR A-level music, a subject adviser for AQA GCSE music, and has been involved with the development of specifications for GCSE and A-level music. He is active as a conductor/composer/arranger with particular interest in creating material for schools.
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