The better responses demonstrated a strong understanding of the range of musical concepts and their application. The better responses provided evidence of well developed listening skill in extracting relevant information from the aural source. The better responses were quite varied in their approaches to answering the question or used graphs / diagrams, summarised points that were supported, used explanatory prose.
The weaker responses showed considerable confusion and lack of understanding of the musical concepts and how they are fundamental to musical composition. Musical terminology was often used poorly. Many weaker responses contained non musical references and suggested a lack of familiarity with a variety of musical genres and styles.