This course includes 3 different areas to cover:
Performance: Each pupil must perform a solo and an ensemble in front of a visiting examiner each lasting no longer than 5 minutes.
Composition: Each pupil must submit a folio of 2 contrasting pieces of their own lasting between 3-6 minutes in total. This should be accompanied by a composition log for each piece.
Listening and Appraising: This consists of 2 written papers based on the set-works studied in class and some unseen music.
They pupils study music from 3 topics;
Repeated Patterns in Music Core area that all pupils do,
And a choice of 2 from:
- Incidental music
- Vocal Music
- Music Traditions in Ireland