One of the unique features of Mayzmusik Performing Arts Academy is that we’re a registered Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ) centre, which allows students to take GCSEs & A-levels through us (Centre 68325). This allows students who are younger than the standard education age to take their qualifications early, but it also allows mature students to study either for pleasure, or for professional development.
All tuition is provided by academy staff, then the exams & moderations take place in our studios; comfortable, familiar surroundings for our students. Our GCSE results over the last few years have a 100% A*-C pass rate, with over 40% achieving the A*-A grade.
GCSE Music is taught using the Eduquas syllabus, which is a subsidiary of the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC). Students are examined over three units: performing (30%), composing (30%) & appraising (40%).
Students learn GCSE Music in one-to-one sessions. It is a two-year course with all units taken in the year of completion.
GCSE Dance is taught using the Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA) syllabus. The new GCSE examines students in two components. Component 1 – Performing & Choreography (60%), Component 2 – Dance Appreciation (40%).
Students learn GCSE Dance in small group sessions in our dance studio. It is a two-year course with all units taken in the year of completion.
Under the new reforms the government have made in the GCSE system, the qualification is now marked on a grade 9-1 system, replacing the old A*-G marks.
AS & A-level music is taught using the Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA) syllabus. Much like the GCSE, students are examined over three units: performing, composing, & appraising.
Both AS & A-level music is taught in one-to-one sessions.
Under the new government reforms to the qualification, AS-levels no longer constitute 50% of the A-level qualification. From 2016 onwards, an AS-level will be a stand-alone qualification worth up to 60 UCAS points, and the A-level will be a standard two-year course, with all examinations taken in the year of completion, worth up to 140 UCAS points.
AS-level qualification breakdown: performing (30%), composing (30%) & appraising (40%).
A-level qualification breakdown: performing (35%), composing (25%) & appraising (40%).