The Music History Level 10 Online Examination is now available both within the online Music History Level 10 course, and as a standalone offering. The examination is available on demand all year and can be taken by students any place that has a reliable internet connection.
Comparison of the Online Examination with the Written Examination
- Both examinations are based on Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition
- Questions on both exams test knowledge of the music of four historical style periods – the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras – with emphasis on the development of musical genres and forms.
|- Offered three times each year (May, August, and December)
- Must be written at the scheduled times and dates, as outlined online
|- Available on demand
- Can be attempted any time, whenever a student is ready
|- Must be written at official examination centers||- May be completed at any location with Internet access|
|- 180 minutes in length (3 hours)||- 110 minutes in length (1 hour 50 minutes)|
|- Marked examinations are returned to students, with comments from the examiner||
- Examinations are not returned to students. A breakdown showing marks earned for each section is provided
- Comments are not provided
|- Musical excerpts for identification may appear on the written exam, but there is no listening component||- Listening component are included on each exam, worth 30% of total mark|
|- Short essay answers are included, and worth approximately 20-40% of the exam
- Questions requiring prose answers typically consist of composers' biographies, musical style, and detailed descriptions of required works
|- Two essays are included; A short essay, comparing various aspects of composers’ contributions and musical style, worth 10%, and a long essay, comparing the musical style of two historical periods, or summarizing the characteristics of one or more musical genres or categories, worth 20%.
- Both essay questions will require students to synthesize information, and to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts encountered in the course.