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Where a component number has two digits, the first digit is the component number. This corresponds to the paper number in the syllabus. For example, component 1 is usually called 'paper 1' in the syllabus. The second digit allows us to distinguish between variants of the component. For example, components 11, 12 and 13 are all component 1.
Your Cambridge Guide to Making Entries lists the available syllabuses and the correct component variant for your administrative zone. Exams officers can download their entry guide from Cambridge International Direct. If you are a parent or candidate, contact your school with any questions.
Within Cambridge International AS & A Level Music (9483) there are various routes through the syllabus with different option codes.
Candidates entered for any option may be exempted from any one of these components.
We do not recommend that candidates be exempted from component 1, because this assesses two out of the three genres covered by the whole syllabus. You should try to exempt candidates from component 2, 3, 4 or 5. You may have to change your usual entry option to make sure this flexibility meets the needs of your teachers and candidates.
Candidates cannot answer on just part of a component. For example, if they are sitting component 1, Poetry and prose, they must answer on both the poetry and prose sections.