Level 2
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
24 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence

Unit Learning Outcomes


Know about time signatures.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Explain the pulse of a short piece of music to show recognition of common time signatures.
  • 1.2
    Describe the use of simple and compound time signatures.


Know rhythmic terminology, notations and patterns.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Explain the use of rhythm in a short melody.
  • 2.2
    Explain the use of rhythmic accompaniments in a short piece of music.
  • 2.3
    Describe the components of a rhythmic pattern or loop.


Be able to reproduce melodies.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Use instrument or voice to reproduce a simple melody from memory.
  • 3.2
    Use aural skills to confirm pitch and rhythm.


Know how to sing and harmonise during rehearsals and performances.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Explain the pitches, melodies or harmonies required for the performance of a piece of music.
  • 4.2
    Describe melody and harmony for others in rehearsal.


Be able to recognise cadences and harmonic perception.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Recognise common cadences.
  • 5.2
    Recognise the harmonic changes of a short piece of music.
  • 5.3
    Recognise the harmonic devices used in a short piece of music, such as modulation and transposition.


Know about changes of dynamic, articulation, tempo and tonality.

Assessment Criteria

  • 6.1
    Explain changes in dynamics in a piece of music.
  • 6.2
    Explain differences in articulation in a piece of music.
  • 6.3
    Explain changes in tempo in a piece of music.
  • 6.4
    Identify a range of common music terminology in a given piece of music.