Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above. Grade 5 in an instrument/voice. 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
Component 1: A solo performance of one or more pieces, performed as a recital.
Component 2: Composing
Total of three compositions, two set to a brief and one free composition.
Component 3: Appraising
Application of knowledge through the context four of the six areas of study:
The Western classical and 4 set works tradition
Rock and Pop
Musical Theatre
Into the Twentieth Century.

How will I be assessed?
Component 1: 25% or 35% depending on option
Component 2: 25% or 35% depending on option
Component 3: Written examination (40%) responding to questions relating to the area of studies.

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

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