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Musical Contexts regrets that it will not be able to support “Set Works” in the new specifications due to being unable to obtain the relevant copyright permissions needed as these have been granted to larger printed published resources and publishers now available to support such.  However, new resources to support the 2016 GCSE (9-1) Music Areas of Study will continue to be added including Study & Revision Guides, sample GCSE-style Listening Questions and a range of listening, performing and composing activities to provide the underpinning knowledge required for the new Areas of Study.


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All of the pre-2016 Musical Contexts GCSE Music Resources have been removed from their individual web pages of this new “main site” and have been transferred to a “Satellite Site” available until 31st December 2017 when they will be removed permanently. 

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Please click HERE for the Legacy pre-2016 Musical Contexts GCSE Music Resources Satellite Site”







The Elements of Music

Rhythms of the World

Film Music

The Concerto Through Time

My Music

Conventions of Pop