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    I'm really struggling with my music composition- I was wondering if anyone had any advice on features that i could include that would boost my grade up

    My main piece of advice would be to ask your teacher for as much feedback as possible, that's what I do, I know it can be embarrassing if you think your composition is really bad but just ask them to listen to it and tell you how you can improve it. It'll be worth it for how much you'll be able to improve your composition.
    Some other things to think about:
    - Are all of the parts varied and exciting? Do they make the most of the instrument they're written for?
    - Have you used a variety of performance techniques?
    - Have you included dynamic variation?
    - Is your chord sequence interesting? Does it change in different sections of the song?
    - Have you included a modulation?
    - Does it sound good?

    Hope this was at least a bit helpful?

    Everything that the poster above me said I also second. It's also worth considering what style of music you're writing and whether or not you have features from that style. For example (did my Edexcel Music GCSE last year) I did a Ground Bass and so included things like a hemiola (there's one in And The Glory, Handel if you need some ideas) and Minimalism so included counterpoint, modulation (like in Reich). Good luck and ask if you need any help!
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