Music Graduate Award

Music Graduate Award

This part of the website contains the syllabus for the Swinemoor Primary School Music Graduate Award.

You will need to study all the information presented here.

Staff will help you develop the study skills you need in order to memorize, retain and recall this information.

Once you are confident you can recall this syllabus tell your teacher and they will give you your undergraduate test.

Once you have passed you will receive a badge and be known as a SPS Music Graduate!

SPS Music Syllabus 

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Learning resources

Example questions:

  • Where and when was Mozart born?

  • Where and when did Beethoven die?

  • How old was J.S. Bach when he died?

  • What age was Mozart when he began to play publicly?

  • Who was Beethoven’s patron?

  • Approximately how many works did Mozart compose?

  • In what style did J.S. Bach write in?  Baroque, Classical or Romantic?

  • What was Beethoven’s most famous composition?

  • Why could the 1st movement of Bach’s Brandenburg concerto No. 2 be described as ‘Out of this world’?

  • I will play a piece of music from the nine options you have been researching.  Who composed it?  Bach, Mozart or Beethoven?

Graduate Award links:

Pupils who wish to become Graduates in the available study topics can elect to study at home and in school during their own time, taking the Graduate Test when they know they are ready.

Upon graduation, they will receive a badge which they can wear on their school uniform with pride.

This will further demonstrate to their peers, parents, visitors and the wider community just how dedicated they are to their studies.