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My son showed no interest in playing an instrument until Year 7. He is now in Year 8 and about to take Trinity Grade 1 piano. He practises a fair amount at home and does seem to be able to play pieces by ear quite easily. I am not musical at all and wondered whether this level is too low to do GCSE Music? His music teacher said he should ideally be grade 3 level but thinks he will cope.Anyone whose DC has taken GSCE Music and how hard is it?He's got to chose now for Year 9 and I don't want him taking this if he will really struggle and could chose another option, ie. geography or 2nd language.Thanks.
I work in a selective state school. I live the music teaching side but its sadly like a sideline to everything else...
sorry to hijackDoes anybody know how many different boards there are for GCSE and also the main differences between them?E.g is there one that has a lesser percentage of coursework than others.
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OCR (60% coursework or controlled assessment as it is now) Edexcel the same..not sure about WJEC or AQA
StillenachtOh well, I guess it was worth a try. I am longing to find a GCSE in music that can be taken outside school so performance and exam. I doubt we'll ever find one. .
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