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I'm doing my 5th year GCSE exams and my music exams are on Wednesday. What does everyone think of the subject/does anyone have any experience of it at A level?
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I'm doing my 5th year GCSE exams and my music exams are on Wednesday. What does everyone think of the subject/does anyone have any experience of it at A level?
I do it:thumbsup: I like the practical element and learning about the set works but I don’t really lie the rest:yawn:, not planning on doing it next year
What do you think of it?
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I do it:thumbsup: I like the practical element and learning about the set works but I don’t really lie the rest:yawn:, not planning on doing it next year
What do you think of it?
I like playing things but I've been playing the same grade 5 piano piece for two years now. learnings fun enough with a small class but the composition stressed me out like hell. I did one of my compositions in about 3 hours the day before the due date with a. lot of teacher help.
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I like playing things but I've been playing the same grade 5 piano piece for two years now. learnings fun enough with a small class but the composition stressed me out like hell. I did one of my compositions in about 3 hours the day before the due date with a. lot of teacher help.
ouch that sucks, I remember my teacher made me relearn an old exam piece for my solo piece which was really boring:rant:
yeah we’ve got a small class too so there’s a lot of banter:lol:
ugh yeah the composition bit was hell, we had a ten hour controlled assessment for it which drove me insane and every time I got it how I liked it my teacher would tell me something was wrong (e.g: I didn't notice that I’d changed time signatures in the middle so had to rewrite half of it:sadnod:)
excited for Wednesday?
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ouch that sucks, I remember my teacher made me relearn an old exam piece for my solo piece which was really boring:rant:
yeah we’ve got a small class too so there’s a lot of banter:lol:
ugh yeah the composition bit was hell, we had a ten hour controlled assessment for it which drove me insane and every time I got it how I liked it my teacher would tell me something was wrong (e.g: I didn't notice that I’d changed time signatures in the middle so had to rewrite half of it:sadnod:)
excited for Wednesday?
oh yeah, I'm just buzzin! 😂 I haven't revised much for it, I don't really know the set pieces but the practice papers in class have been decent so I think I'll be alright. our class average is about mid 70s%. I think I accidentally changed key in mine a few times and I always ended up hating what I'd made after a certain amount of time
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oh yeah, I'm just buzzin! 😂 I haven't revised much for it, I don't really know the set pieces but the practice papers in class have been decent so I think I'll be alright. our class average is about mid 70s%. I think I accidentally changed key in mine a few times and I always ended up hating what I'd made after a certain amount of time
:ahhhhh:
I’m going over the set works now:lol: I know I can’t wing music (or I genuinely will fail)
We didn’t get given back our December mocks so I’ve got no idea how I’ve done:dontknow: but we’re doing a mock paper tomorrow and on the day of exam (I still have to go to school every day)
saME:yep:
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:ahhhhh:
I’m going over the set works now:lol: I know I can’t wing music (or I genuinely will fail)
We didn’t get given back our December mocks so I’ve got no idea how I’ve done:dontknow: but we’re doing a mock paper tomorrow and on the day of exam (I still have to go to school every day)
saME:yep:
oh no, that sucks! I've had to go in for revision classes but the last one I was at there were 3 people! I think I got low 70s in my mock and mocks are always harder. I think you'll do fine! what's your favourite set work?
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I do music as well. Don't know what the set pieces are, I must be doing a different exam board. Have you been told your marks for your performances and compositions?
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I do music as well. Don't know what the set pieces are, I must be doing a different exam board. Have you been told your marks for your performances and compositions?
No I don't think so. we're being moderated for CCEA and all that so I don't think we'll find out until we get all our results :/
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oh no, that sucks! I've had to go in for revision classes but the last one I was at there were 3 people! I think I got low 70s in my mock and mocks are always harder. I think you'll do fine! what's your favourite set work?
:dontknow: I guess it means I get forced to do stuff (and I get to have all the banter with my friends and teachers:lol:)
oh:giggle: we have to go or else:rip: and sometimes we’re in groups of 60 (ew)
That’s brilliant:hugs: and hopefully:eek3:
that’s a hard question, probably the pathétique because I found this rock version (by Woolf Hoffmann) which I really like. What’s yours?
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:dontknow: I guess it means I get forced to do stuff (and I get to have all the banter with my friends and teachers:lol:)
oh:giggle: we have to go or else:rip: and sometimes we’re in groups of 60 (ew)
That’s brilliant:hugs: and hopefully:eek3:
that’s a hard question, probably the pathétique because I found this rock version (by Woolf Hoffmann) which I really like. What’s yours?
Ew, big groups! I think we do different set works cus I've never heard of that! :/ I do like Run by Snow Patrol tho! I actually prefer the unseen questions cus it's always the same few, Feeling good, Anthem from Chess, MCM celebration, Goldfinger. My favourite is Anthem, Josh Groban has an amazing voice!
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Ew, big groups! I think we do different set works cus I've never heard of that! :/ I do like Run by Snow Patrol tho! I actually prefer the unseen questions cus it's always the same few, Feeling good, Anthem from Chess, MCM celebration, Goldfinger. My favourite is Anthem, Josh Groban has an amazing voice!
Yeah:sadnod:
I’m on edexcel:lol: assuming you’re another exam board? snow patrol would be so good:heart: wishing I was doing your one:lol:
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Yeah:sadnod:
I’m on edexcel:lol: assuming you’re another exam board? snow patrol would be so good:heart: wishing I was doing your one:lol:
Yup, CCEA all the way :/ Can't say that the other set pieces are as good though
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Yup, CCEA all the way :/ Can't say that the other set pieces are as good though
ahhh that makes sense
oh well, you’ll be done with them this time on Wednesday:woo:
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ahhh that makes sense
oh well, you’ll be done with them this time on Wednesday:woo:
until next year when I might do a level music :/ but until then, no more set pieces!
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until next year when I might do a level music :/ but until then, no more set pieces!
wow I’ve got respect:woo: I could never
What else are you planning to do?
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wow I’ve got respect:woo: I could never
What else are you planning to do?
ICT and maybe maths if I can do well enough. I was gonna do physics but it's in the same block as ICT and geography which was my backup
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ICT and maybe maths if I can do well enough. I was gonna do physics but it's in the same block as ICT and geography which was my backup
That’s a nice mix:thumbsup:
oh that’s annoying:rant:
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That’s a nice mix:thumbsup:
oh that’s annoying:rant:
yeah, i have no idea what to do if I don't get maths though which is likely. :/ ah wellll
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yeah, i have no idea what to do if I don't get maths though which is likely. :/ ah wellll
I’m sure you can, you’ve still got paper 2 and 3 to improve on:hugs:
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