S6 Advanced Higher Course Desciption

ADVANCED HIGHER  MUSIC TIMETABLE

 

1st  INSTRUMENT – 30% of total mark – pupils prepare a programme of 15 minutes minimum length.         av.  7 pieces

 

Piece 1 – Completed by 26/8/13

Piece 2 – Completed by 16/9/13

Piece 3 – Completed by 4/11/13

Piece 4 – Completed by 26/11/13

Piece 5 – Completed by 15/12/13

Piece 6 – Completed by 3/2/13

Piece 7 – Completed by 3/3/13

The N.A.B. is held in early March. However the above assessments should also be regarded as N.A.B.s as pupils have to pass all pieces in order to gain a full course award. Pupils will also be expected to perform strongly at prelim.

 

 

 

2nd  INSTRUMENT – 30% of total mark – pupils prepare a programme of 5 minutes minimum length.        av.  3 pieces

 

Piece 1 – Completed by 26/8/13

Piece 2 – Completed by 30/9/13

Piece 3 – Completed by 18/11/13

Piece 4 – Completed by 16/12/13

Piece 5 – Completed by 3/2/13

The N.A.B. is held in early March. However the above assessments should also be regarded as N.A.B.s as pupils have to pass all pieces in order to gain a full course award. Pupils will be expected to perform strongly at prelim.

 

 

LISTENING PAPER  40%

 

Renaissance

Baroque

Classical

Romantic

20th Century

Listening N.A.B. – February

 

All pupils require to constantly revise all Standard Grade and Higher concepts – using websites such as Learning & Teaching, Scotland will help with this as will testing your child’s knowledge of these words using concept books.

 

Pupils also require to submit a dissertation of 1500 words comparing and contrasting two substantial pieces of music in order to gain the course qualification. This does not contribute to the overall grade but must be of a pass standard.

 

 

 

INVENTION    2 contrasting pieces

( March, Reel, Ragtime, Latin American etc.)

Each must be over one minute in length.

Each must contain Credit and Higher concepts.

(cadences, dominant 7th, imitation,etc)

 

Inventions do not contribute to the overall course mark but are either awarded a pass or fail.

 

Pupils must pass this element of the course in order to obtain an overall course award.

 

Invention 1 – Completed by 28/10/13

 

Invention 2 – Completed by 20/1/14