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Music A Level

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above. Grade 5 in an instrument/voice. Grade 5 Theory preferable. Students without Grade 5 Theory will need to undertake a short theory exam.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you can play an instrument to Grade 5 standard and are interested in analysing a broad range of Music, composing and performing, this Course will help strengthen those skills.

Course content
The areas of study are: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music for Film, Popular Music and Jazz, Fusions and New Directions.
Component 1: Performing
- A public performance of one or more pieces, performed as a recital
- Performance can be playing or singing solo, in an ensemble, improvising, or realistic music using technology
Component 2: Composing
- Total of two compositions, one to a brief set and one either free composition or also to brief
Component 3: Appraising
- Application of knowledge through the context of six areas of study, each with three set works
- Vocal Music
- Instrumental Music
- Music for Film
- Popular Music and Jazz
- Fusions
- New Directions
- Application of knowledge to unfamiliar works

How will I be assessed?
Component 1: (Non-examined assessment:
externally assessed - 30% of A Level)
Component 2: (Non-examined assessment:
externally assessed - 30% of A Level)
Component 3: (Written examination: 2 hours - 40% of A Level)

What could I do next?
Music at degree level or attend a Music College. Professional work is diverse but includes performing, teaching, management, TV, radio and record production.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post