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術科考試最新消息 香港

我們明白取消考試對考生的影響重大,我們一直致力尋求解決方法,以確保考生能儘早獲得相關資格。

但是,根據官方和地方政府就新型冠狀病毒病的建議,我們已決定取消香港的所有術科考試,直至另行通知。此決定將影響已報考2020術科等級考試、文憑考試、合唱和合奏考試的所有考生,但目前不影響樂理考試。基於此決定,我們將為所有已報考術科考試的考生辦理100全數退款。我們的代表處將在適當時候提供進一步的指導。

對於取消考試對老師和考生造成的影響,我們感到抱歉,同時感謝各位在此艱難時期對我們的諒解和支持。我們會繼續檢視什麼時候可以再次在香港再次舉行即場考核的術科考試。

我們全新以演奏為重點的遠程評估等級考試 將為考生在這非常時期,提供了另一種可以向前邁進的途徑。這個以演奏為重點的考試,無論在考試要求、資格認可和價值各方面,均等同於我們的術科等級考試。兩個考試的曲目和考綱相同,評估標準和質量保證準則一致,並且均由曾接受嚴格訓練的考官進行評估。這全新的考試預計將在今年年底以前,開放予香港考生報名,他們從即時起可開始為考試進行錄影。請瀏覽我們網頁查閱更多有關考試的資訊

Music Medals aim to encourage pupils to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to perform music – both within an ensemble and individually – with an appropriate control of sounds and with a sense of interpretation that enables the intentions of the composer to be communicated.

What aspects of a performance are assessed?

Candidates are assessed on their ability to perform pieces with:

  • ensemble skill: this encompasses interaction, including eye contact, leading, gesture and body language; and responsiveness to the group, including balance/blend, give-and-take and negotiation.
  • control of sounds: this encompasses the way sound is produced and includes situations where a poor instrument may be skilfully managed. It includes accurate pitch and secure intonation, the ability to produce consistent tone where required and to control and contrast dynamics.
  • interpretation: this encompasses suitable tempo, including consistency of the chosen speed(s); rhythmic fluency; the shaping of musical phrases and the ability to articulate them as appropriate to the musical context.
  • communication: this encompasses continuity and sense of performance; the ability to recover from slips; sensitivity to musical detail; and the application of technical skills in ways that convey the mood and character of the music.

Attainment categories and assessment criteria

Music Medals results are classified as Excellent, Pass and Working Towards.

In order to pass the Medal, candidates have to achieve a Pass in a minimum of two of the three sections. One Pass must be in the Ensemble section. From Bronze level, to pass ‘with excellence’, all three sections must be awarded an Excellent result.

Candidates demonstrate confident ensemble skills, with appropriate interaction and responsiveness to the group. They perform with a secure control of sounds, accuracy and intonation. They demonstrate consistent tonal control and play with an appropriate range of dynamics. They are able to sustain a suitable tempo and to play fluently within it, and are sensitive to musical details. Their playing has a good sense of rhythm, with well-shaped phrases and clear articulation. This results in performances that convey the mood and character of the music. Their musicianship skills are excellent at the level, being more than sufficient to meet the demands of the chosen Option test.

Although in their ensemble performance there may be some small problems – for example with tempi, phrasing or balance – candidates play with a sense of ensemble and are responsive to the group. They control their sound with general security, and their playing is mostly accurate in notes and intonation. They pay some attention to the dynamics and there is evidence of tonal awareness. They maintain a suitable tempo in performance and play with a sense of rhythm. Their phrases are mostly well shaped and their articulation is generally secure. They play with a reasonable sense of continuity and recover from slips promptly. The broad intention of the music they play is conveyed. They demonstrate musicianship skills adequate to the demands of the chosen Option test.

In ensemble performance candidates make some contribution but demonstrate only a limited or somewhat erratic response to the group. They have some control of sounds, but insufficient security of note accuracy, intonation, dynamics or tonal control. Their level of interpretative skill is undermined by rhythmic or tempo difficulties, and their phrases lack shape and appropriate articulation. They recover poorly from slips and so their performance lacks continuity. This in turn results in the mood or character of the music being inadequately communicated. They have a degree of musicianship skill, but it is inadequate to the demands of the chosen Option test.

Excellent

 

  • Confident interaction with, and sensitivity to, the group
  • Accurate pitch and secure intonation
  • Good control of dynamics and tone
  • Tempo suitable and sustained
  • Good sense of rhythm and phrasing, with clear articulation
  • Fluent, with the character/mood of the piece well expressed

 

Pass

 

  • Some interaction with, and responsiveness to, the group
  • Mainly accurate pitch and generally secure intonation
  • Dynamics given attention, with awareness of tonal control
  • Tempo generally sustained
  • Sense of rhythm and phrasing, with generally clear articulation
  • Prompt recovery from slips, with the intention of the piece expressed

 

Working Towards

 

  • Little interaction with, and limited awareness of, the group
  • Some difficulties with pitch and uncertain intonation
  • Dynamics requiring closer attention, with limited control of tone
  • Tempo unsuitable and/or unsustained
  • Uneven and/or inaccurate rhythm and lack of phrasing, with unclear articulation
  • Slow recovery from slips, with the character/mood of the piece not yet expressed

 

Excellent

 

  • Accurate pitch and secure intonation
  • Good control of dynamics and tone
  • Tempo suitable and sustained
  • Good sense of rhythm and phrasing, with clear articulation
  • Fluent, with the character/mood of the piece well expressed

 

Pass

 

  • Mainly accurate pitch and generally secure intonation
  • Dynamics given attention, with awareness of tonal control
  • Tempo generally sustained
  • Sense of rhythm and phrasing, with generally clear articulation
  • Prompt recovery from slips, with the intention of the piece expressed

 

Working Towards

 

  • Some difficulties with pitch and uncertain intonation
  • Dynamics requiring closer attention, with limited control of tone
  • Tempo unsuitable and/or unsustained
  • Uneven and/or inaccurate rhythm and lack of phrasing, with unclear articulation
  • Slow recovery from slips, with the character/mood of the piece not yet expressed

 

Call and response

Make a tune

Question and answer

Sight-reading

Excellent

 

  • Fluent responses
  • Well-shaped
  • Imaginative connection with calls

 

 

  • Well-shaped
  • Tempo well sustained
  • Rhythmically accurate

 

 

  • Accurate overall
  • Well-shaped answer
  • Fluent

 

 

  • Fluent
  • Good note-reading
  • Character well expressed

 

Pass

 

  • Responses keeping a steady pulse
  • Some shape
  • Responsive to calls

 

 

  • Some shape
  • Tempo generally sustained
  • Rhythm mainly accurate

 

 

  • Mainly accurate
  • Controlled answer
  • Steady pulse

 

 

  • Rhythm mainly accurate, with a mainly steady pulse
  • Notes mostly correct
  • Sense of the music expressed

 

Working Towards

 

  • Responses lacking continuity
  • Little shape
  • Little connection with calls

 

 

  • Little shape
  • Tempo not sustained
  • Rhythmic errors

 

 

  • Unreliable note-reading
  • Answer has little control
  • Lack of continuity

 

 

  • Rhythmic errors
  • Unreliable note-reading
  • Limited sense of the music expressed

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