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Course Details 

Why choose this course?

A Level Music is a suitable course for advanced musicians (Grade 6 and above). It is rigorous and demanding. As part of the course, students are expected to achieve a very high standard of theoretical, listening, composition and practical skills.
The course is an excellent preparation for anyone who wishes to enter the music profession, either as a teacher or as a performer. It provides a clear progression for students transitioning from GCSE to degree level by providing in depth study of a wide variety of music. Notation reading skills are essential, as is a willingness to perform in public!

Course Content/Main Topics

Component 1 Performing 30% - 60 marks –
An eight minute public recital (this could be one or more pieces).

Component 2 Composition 30% 60 marks -
one composition to a set brief, a second composition which may be to a briefe could be a free composition. Compositions should have a combined minimum length of six minutes.

Component 3 Appraising 40% 100 marks –
Students have to study three set works drawn from the following musical genres

– Vocal music, music for film, instrumental music, popular music and jazz, fusions, new directions. This is assessed through essay questions (two) as well as a listening paper containing musical dictation and questions relating to the above areas of study.

Careers and Higher Education

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A Level


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Entry Requirements

GCSE Music grade 6 or higher, ABRSM grade 6 or higher in any instrument.

Contact Information

Mr P Wingate - Director of Performing Arts

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