GCSE Music 8271

About GCSE Music 8271 Syllabus

Music is constantly evolving, inspiring creativity and expression in a way that no other subject can. That’s why we have designed a relevant and contemporary GCSE qualification that offers your students the chance to study a wide range of musical genres, with more opportunities for practical learning. Our GCSE brings theory, listening and composition to life in new and engaging ways, and links to the world around us like never before.

We know that every student has different learning styles and musical tastes, which is why our GCSE values all music styles, skills and instruments. Broaden your students’ minds and foster a love of all music with a qualification that students of all abilities and backgrounds will enjoy.

You can find out about all our Music qualifications at aqa.org.uk/music  

A specification designed for you and your students

Our specification and assessments have been designed to the highest standards, so that your students and parents can be confident that an AQA award provides an accurate measure of achievement.

The specification supports progression to further and higher education in music and related subjects, and provides all students with a platform to inspire a lifelong interest and enjoyment of music.

Support and resources to help you teach

We’ve worked with experienced teachers to provide you with a range of resources that will help you confidently plan, teach and prepare for exams.

Teaching resources

Visit aqa.org.uk/8271   to see all our teaching resources. They include:

  • Schemes of work: a variety of ideas across all titles to help you plan your course with confidence
  • Good practice guides: to help you to inspire and challenge students to think creatively
  • Teacher guides: detailed guides for the study pieces with suggested activities to help you to support your students in all areas of the specification
  • Student guides: detailed guides specifically written for your students to complement the teacher guides in supporting them in all the areas of study
  • Suggested listening lists: detailed examples of the elements in the music for all areas of study to help you prepare your students for the written exam
  • Exemplification materials: to showcase sets of students’ work supported by examiner commentaries and guidance.

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08 August 2019 : Music 8271 past papers and other resources are now available. 

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