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Sofizzy Mon 12-Nov-18 19:14:35

Reposting from chat, hoping for some knowledge people.

Does anyone know much about the different syllabi (syllabus'?) for music?

DS is doing OCR, but I mistakenly got him the Edexcel revision notes.
Will there be much difference?
Is it worth me shelling out another£15 for the correct one, or will they be almost identical?

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Malbecfan Mon 12-Nov-18 19:51:13

Sorry but they are rather different. I don't now teach either Edexcel or OCR (did both on the last syllabus). Edexcel has a number of set works that the students are meant to know in detail. OCR has a couple.

A generic listening guide is fine but if you want the specific information, I think you should get the correct guide. Sorry. I now teach Eduqas - it's brilliant and the support is second to none.

Teacherlikemisstrunchball Mon 12-Nov-18 19:56:38

The boards are completely different I’m afraid, so other than some general theory information it won’t be relevant to the exam paper.

Sofizzy Mon 12-Nov-18 20:22:34

Oh dear, I suspected that would be the answer. I'll have to get the correct one then. Thanks

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AlexanderHamilton Tue 13-Nov-18 14:14:35

They are very different. Dd did AQA & that is very different to Edexel. AQA has two set works studied in detail, Edexel has several themed ones & OCR has Areas of Study eg the concerto through time but no actual Set Works

Sofizzy Tue 13-Nov-18 21:58:01

I've ordered the correct one

Does anyone want to buy an unused Edexcel music revision book? ;)

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