Getting ready for the GCSE music listening paper

Simon Rushby
Friday, April 1, 2022

For the first time since 2019, students taking GCSE music will be sitting a listening paper this year. The students currently in Year 11 were in Year 8 when there was last a summer listening paper. They’ve had major disruption to their time in school over the last two years, so of course there will be a lot of uncertainty and perhaps anxiety about the forthcoming exams. The major examination boards in England and Wales have recognised this, however, and have published helpful extra information about what to expect in this summer’s papers – we’ll take a close look at this information.

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