AS/A Level Edexcel Set Work Analysis: New Directions

Set Work Analysis for AS/A Level Edexcel : New Directions


A Level Edexcel Music Set Work Analysis

Students will build familiarity, develop analytical skills and be
perfectly prepared for the appraising paper with co-teachable set
work analysis resources for AS and A Level. With so many pieces
to study, busy teachers and students will find the comprehensive,
student-friendly notes and tailored exam practice


  • Accessible bar-by-bar commentary for all
    prescribed sections with just the right amount of detail,
    enhanced by musical quotations and key term definitions
  • Regular, engaging activities to maintain
    focus and encourage students to discover the music for themselves

Exam Practice

  • Ensure students are exam-ready with Edexcel-style
    short-answer questions, melodic transcription practice,
    and essay questions
  • Marking made simple with full mark schemes!

…and more!

  • Develop contextual understanding with background
    on genre, historical context, and composers
    & performers
  • Revision summaries and guidance on
    comparing music
  • Comprehensive glossary focuses students on key

Music for Film (co-teachable) Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho (A Level only); Danny Elfman’s
Batman Returns; Rachel Portman’s The Duchess

  • Connects aural and visual elements to engage students
    with the plot and the music
  • The Duchess analysis informed and checked by the
    composer, Rachel Portman
  • Sample essays with commentary give a model for student


Instrumental Music (co-teachable) Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (A Level only); Vivaldi’s
Concerto in D minor; Clara Wieck-Schumann’s Piano Trio in G

  • Sample essays with commentary give a model for student


New Directions (co-teachable) Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring; Cage’s Three Dances for
Two Prepared Pianos; Kaija Saariaho’s Petals for Violoncello
and Live Electronics

  • Supports student understanding of unfamiliar technical


Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
Click here for full details and to order.


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