There are two submission options for the non-exam assessment components:
Students must complete three components (01 or 02, 03 or 04, and 05) to be awarded the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Music.
There are five areas of study:
Students develop their understanding of performance and composition through exploration of their own instrument within styles and genres of their choosing.
They demonstrate their playing skills and abilities by practising and performing a piece musically, accurately and with appropriate interpretation. In the composition element of this component, they demonstrate knowledge of composition techniques, use of musical elements and resources, including specific instrumental and technology techniques.
Students develop their skills and understanding of performance and composition. The focus of the performance aspect of this component is on the demands of performing with an ensemble. Students are also required to compose a piece of music appropriate for one of the areas of study in response to a set brief.
This component focuses on areas of study 2, 3, 4, and 5. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of musical elements, contexts and language.