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GCSE Music Online

Course Description

The GCSE music course is for anybody who plays an instrument to any level, and who might want to find out more about the music around them. We teach you about the history behind four very different styles of music, with eight specific set works of all styles to enable you to build up a strong knowledge of how to express what you hear in words, and how to understand how the sound of music has changed over hundreds of years. There are sections in the course to look at classical music, modern classical music, pop and rock, and world music – and all 4 of these areas are equal in terms of questions asked in the one final exam paper. In addition, there is coursework to complete showing your skills as a performer and a composer.

This course at Glance:

  • Official International GCSE subject awarded by Edexcel 
  • Level 2 qualification 
  • Open to International and Home student 
  • Achieve a qualification recognized by universities worldwide
  • Progression to A-level


The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Music consists of one externally examined paper and two non-examined assessments (NEA).

Students must submit their non-examined assessments and complete the exam in May/June in any single year

Component 1: PerformingInternally marked and externally moderated30% of the qualification
Component 2: ComposingInternally marked and externally moderated30% of the qualification
Component 3: AppraisingWritten examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes40% of the qualification

Course Duration

The GCSE Music is a two-year program. During the two years of studies, students will have access to live online classes as well as they will have academic mentor support and, one to one subject support.

Course Outcome

International GCSE qualifications enable successful progression onto International A level and beyond.

Entry Requirements

  • Students whose English is not their first language, are required to either sit an internal English assessment or provide an English certificate at a min level B2 in all components.


What is included in the cost of the course?

  • Access to learning materials
  • Live online classes
  • One to one subject support
  • Weekly academic mentoring support 
  • Examination fee
  • University application support and guidance 

How many hours a week are students expected to study?

Students are required to undertake 6 hours of self-study per subject. In addition, students will also be required to attend 50 min of live lessons per subjects

How does Oxford Online School work?

Oxford Online School is a fully recognized online school for the delivery of GCSE/IGCSE, A level, and International A-Level courses and examinations. It is also a co-educational school offering a blended full-time syllabus to students from all over the world including home students. 

What subjects are currently available at Oxford Online School?

Currently, we are offering: Economics; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics and Further Mathematics and Spanish A-level, Psychology, History, Business, Turkish Language, Russian Language, Geography, Music, EPQ

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