Hello and welcome to your Simon Balle GCSE blog.

This blog will give you everything you need for your listening practice, homework and composition help. We have the course overview for years 10 and 11, mark schemes and plenty of examples of coursework to check out.

Also, do check out the COMPOSER’S TOOL KIT (click on the composition menu tab) for all the composing blog posts, there’s guides to creating beats, drum fills, chord sequences, melody lines and loads more..

p.s. Who is this fine young trumpet player? First correct answer wins the bonus prize…see Mr Fisher.

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Specification overview

Unit 1 and subject criteria

Unit 2 composition criteria

Unit 3 performance criteria

Unit 4 composition criteria