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GCSE 2012 reforms: Impact on Music specification

 GCSE Music   From September 2012 GCSEs went linear. Please ensure that from September 2013 you are teaching the current Edexcel GCSE 2012 linear specification. 

The Edexcel GCSE 2009 modular Music specification is available to download below, and has a final assessment window of June 2013.

The Edexcel GCSE 2012 linear Music specification for first teaching in September 2012 (for two-year courses) is also available below. The main changes are:

  • No content change to the specification
  • Linear assessment structure: all units are taken at the end of the course
  • Controlled assessment conducted at any time but submitted at the end of the course.

Read more about the GCSE 2012 reforms

expand GCSE 2012 specification: Accreditation update

We have received accreditation from Ofqual for the GCSE 2012 linear specification for this subject. The specification is available to download from the documents list below.
The bullet points above summarise the key areas of change from the modular specification, and are subject to Ofqual's accreditation of our revised GCSE specifications. Full details of the changes will be marked in the specification with sidebars.

expand Guidance on documents

We're in the process of reviewing all the documents available on this page and will be labelling them 'Approved for GCSE 2009 modular', 'Approved for GCSE 2012 linear' or 'Approved for GCSE 2009 modular and GCSE 2012 linear', as appropriate. We'll be making these updates over the coming weeks to help support you through this transition.

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