GCSE AQA Music Study Piece Analysis
Steer your students through set work study, inspiring them to
discover, understand and interact with the music. Our
comprehensive resources model and develop essential analysis,
evaluation and critical appraisal skills – a fantastic foundation
for the exam!
- Guided bar-by-bar analysis works through the piece in
manageable sections. Support learning with regular annotated
score extracts and musical concepts defined in context.
- Integrated consolidation tasks encourage engagement, and
build confidence to apply theory independently. Answers included!
- Revision tools strengthen knowledge and understanding,
including a one-page revision summary structured by musical
element, and a comprehensive glossary.
- 15 practice exam questions for Section B, with detailed mark
schemes – perfect preparation for the listening paper.
Ideal for integrating into your class teaching or for independent
|GCSE AQA Study Piece Analysis AoS1: Haydn’s Clock
|Joseph Haydn: Symphony 101 in D major ‘The Clock’, Movement 2Haydn’s engaging and light-hearted piece is a great
opportunity to introduce Classical forms and features.
Revision activities based on Bloom’s taxonomy help students
take it further and access top marks in the exam!
|GCSE AQA Study Piece Analysis AoS2: The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
|The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band:
‘With a Little Help from my Friends’; ‘Within You, Without
You’; ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’Introduce your class to one of the most famous albums of
all time, while discovering pop music structures,
instruments and chords. Get to know unfamiliar
technological and instrumental techniques with clear
definitions and examples.
|GCSE AQA Study Piece Analysis AoS3: Santana
|Santana: Supernatural: ‘Smooth’; ‘Migra Migra’;
‘Love of my Life’The blend of Latin rock, modern influences and Carlos
Santana’s dazzling guitar playing makes
Supernatural a fantastic album to study with GCSE
classes. With accessible notes and definitions to ensure
students get to grips with new terminology.
|GCSE AQA Study Piece Analysis AoS4: Copland’s
|Aaron Copland: ‘Saturday Night Waltz’ and ‘Hoe-Down’ from the
ballet RodeoGet to know Copland’s charming and imaginative piece, with
its combination of traditional folk tunes and modern
classical techniques. This student-friendly resource
includes sample essays to help your class hit top grades in
the 8-mark questions.
“Inclusive and accessible – pieces are analysed in adequate depth to stretch more able candidates and allow sufficient access to lower ability. Quality of writing is excellent throughout and appropriate to the level.” – J Trueman, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer
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