CCEA qualifications in Music are available at GCSE and GCE. We also offer GCE Performing Arts, and Level 1 and 2 Performance Skills.
Music is a combination of sounds, silence, rhythm, pitch, tone, melody and harmony that communicates emotions and ideas. It has great power to excite and to relax us, to bring back memories, and to make us feel nostalgic.
Research shows that studying music can help students develop critical thinking, spatial reasoning and cognitive skills. It also helps them to develop communication skills and encourages creativity and expressiveness. Students who play music as part of a group develop team-working skills, self-discipline, self-esteem and the ability to listen to others.
Through listening and responding to music, students gain an awareness of the relationship between music and its context, including the influences that maintain continuity and cause change.