How to help students to remember vocabulary for the written exam?

With the gap of knowledge and analysis skills between GSCE music and A level music so large, how do you help students learn lots of new words and vocabulary quickly? One main way is to illustrate vocabulary with short extracts of the score.

This is one of the key strengths of our revised resources for Edexcel AS & A2 music, which have revision notes and practice questions for all the set works. Alongside tables that break down each set work into its stylistic characteristics such as tonality and texture, every set work has a separate vocabulary sheet and several snapshots of the score illustrating key terms.

In addition, practice questions and mark schemes are included along with checklists to help you plan all your work including coursework, for the year. All files are word documents which mean they can be edited to suit your student’s needs. Use them as ready-made teaching notes, or edit them and get students to fill in the blank boxes during the lesson.

Please note these resources are not for the listening exam.

I have been using these A-level resources for 3 or 4 years now and I would highly recommend them to any other busy music teacher. Their major strengths are that they are versatile and succinct. Just what my students and I need!’

Mike Skipper
Director of Music
Denstone College

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