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Music GCSE (from 2016)

We have developed a reformed GCSE Music qualification, approved by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in Wales.

For centres in England, please visit the Eduqas website.

Please see Circular 77 (and the summary on the inside front cover of the specification) for important information relating to performances which fall below the required duration.


This subject uses e-submission for the submission of candidate work to WJEC for moderated or assessed units/components. For more information and guidance on the process please visit the e-submission webpage.

Course Materials

All course materials are available on our related documents page.

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Digital Resources

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Training Courses

We provide a range of training courses at locations all over the UK.

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Online Exam Review

OER is a free interactive teaching and learning tool which includes exam answers and examiner comments.

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Welsh Medium Terms

A list of Welsh medium terms relevant to the new GCE AS/A level and GCSE Music specifications is available here.


Click here to download our new Music App for teachers.

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The aim is to create an interactive map to support centres wishing to share experiences and ideas online and face-to-face. Sign up here

Get In Touch

Our Music subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Rachel Edwards
029 2240 4300
Email Rachel

Subject Support Officer

Catrin Budd
029 2240 4300
Email Catrin

Additional Contact Details

Entries information and contact details can be found here.


029 2026 5024

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GCSE Music Examiners' Report Summer 2019

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2019 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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