As part of Advanced Higher, all candidates need to write a Listening Commentary. You need to compare and contrast at least two works. It needs to be around 2000 words including printed music quotes and audio excerpts.
Follow the links below – these four documents should give you a better understanding of what is involved in the Listening Commentary.
1. Bullet points aimed at getting you started.
2. SQA Booklet – this includes the marking scheme which is really useful. Advanced Higher Listening – including Assessor Pro Formas. These Pro Formas are really good – get a ‘tick’ for each of the criteria, then you PASS!
3. SQA examples – Examples of Listening Commentaries 1. Real examples of other pupils’ work – some good, some not so good.
4. Book 2 of SQA examples – Examples of Listening Commentaries 2. More examples of pupil work.