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Right, so I have my GCSE Music exam in six days time and I'm so nervous. I got full marks in both my composing and my performing so I obviously need to do just as well in this listening exam. The thing is, my class and I only just started doing the theory a couple of weeks ago, and I'm not sure what the key stuff is that I HAVE to know. There isn't much for GCSE Music out there, let alone WJEC boards. If any one could give me any help, I would be extremely grateful.
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Here's the specification link:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...vmsqmstN5sOeRl

I'm doing the same exam and I think if you are a relatively high standard in music then you probably have most of the knowledge you need already. Just having a basic understanding of time signatures, key signatures and chord sequences will already guarantee you a good mark. However maybe revise cadences, intervals and modulations (the more complicated stuff) if you're aiming for top marks. For the set pieces of music, you only really need to know the composer, year it was done, key chord sequences/time signatures and genre!

Best of luck!!
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I did the WJEC music listening exam yesterday as well - how did you find the exam? Barely anyone seems to do this exam board!
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Isn't it so annoying how there is nothing for WJEC GCSE Music? There wasn't anything for us on BBC Bitesize, which was shocking. I thought it was alright... not the worst exam but not the best. Well, if I'm honest I don't think I have passed any of them lmao.
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I did the WJEC music listening exam yesterday as well - how did you find the exam? Barely anyone seems to do this exam board!
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thank you for your ideas! I appreciate it. Did you do this exam too? If so, how did you find it? I hope the grade boundaries are low lol! I had my last exam today... roll on summer!!!!!
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Here's the specification link:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...vmsqmstN5sOeRl

I'm doing the same exam and I think if you are a relatively high standard in music then you probably have most of the knowledge you need already. Just having a basic understanding of time signatures, key signatures and chord sequences will already guarantee you a good mark. However maybe revise cadences, intervals and modulations (the more complicated stuff) if you're aiming for top marks. For the set pieces of music, you only really need to know the composer, year it was done, key chord sequences/time signatures and genre!

Best of luck!!
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Omg I'm usually not too bad in music but I walked out that saying I could've got zero :confused: I thought it was so hard considering it's meant to be an easy exam board!! All over now
(Original post by cerys-piano67)
thank you for your ideas! I appreciate it. Did you do this exam too? If so, how did you find it? I hope the grade boundaries are low lol! I had my last exam today... roll on summer!!!!!
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