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GCSE! Music dilemma. Food, Graphics, Media and Music GCSE info would be helpful.

Hey! So I’m choosing my GCSEs on Monday 25, and im really not sure, i need a second opinion, from students rather than parents/teachers.

So! I am a cellist. I am really good at cello, i have been playing for a long time and i know the instrument very well. My music teachers have been pestering me since year 7 to do the gcse. I am at the time of the performance, going to be grade 6-7. Our school’s standard of piece is grade 4, so it would be an easy 100% on the performance part, just a turn up, Bach’s cello suite no1 and boom! A grade 9. (Just joking, i know it’s harder than that) However, im really terrible at composing and music software e.g GarageBand, which we have used these last few years. I despise GarageBand, but are other music apps the same? What do you guys use for making pieces/composing?? I really do have a passion for cello, but maybe not gcse music?? Thoughts?

Also if someone could explain what happens in a graphics gcse and what happens in media gcse, also what happens in food, that would be super kind! <33 :biggrin:D
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I did GCSE music and was absolutely crap at composing and I still managed to come out with a 7. I used musescore for my composition which may be easier for you because you are composing on a score rather than however garageband/bandlab works.

I was of a grade 5 standard on clarinet when I did my performance and I came out with a really good mark for it. On a different note one my grade 6 pieces was from suite no. 4 of Bach's cello solos.

I don't know anything about the other subjects you are asking about.
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Original post by cheddarchomper
Hey! So I’m choosing my GCSEs on Monday 25, and im really not sure, i need a second opinion, from students rather than parents/teachers.
So! I am a cellist. I am really good at cello, i have been playing for a long time and i know the instrument very well. My music teachers have been pestering me since year 7 to do the gcse. I am at the time of the performance, going to be grade 6-7. Our school’s standard of piece is grade 4, so it would be an easy 100% on the performance part, just a turn up, Bach’s cello suite no1 and boom! A grade 9. (Just joking, i know it’s harder than that) However, im really terrible at composing and music software e.g GarageBand, which we have used these last few years. I despise GarageBand, but are other music apps the same? What do you guys use for making pieces/composing?? I really do have a passion for cello, but maybe not gcse music?? Thoughts?
Also if someone could explain what happens in a graphics gcse and what happens in media gcse, also what happens in food, that would be super kind! <33 :biggrin:D
you can get very high marks in performing (30% of GCSE in edexcel), knowing that if your piece is harder like above grade 5 standard the marks will be much more lenient. composing you have to just record your ideas, it was difficult but once I finished the first composition I did the second very quickly. appraisal is just practice, getting familiar with the pieces

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