Welcome to Music Performance

Course Details 

Why choose this course?

BTEC Music Performance is intended for students, who would like to study Music further but with more of a practical focus than the A Level. The key difference between a BTEC in Music Performance and an A Level in Music is that the BTEC focuses on the practical application of your skills to real-world examples from the Music Industry. As part of the course you will continue to develop your performance and composition skills, as well as developing a deeper understanding of music theory and notation. Students are expected to work well independently on set tasks and research projects as this course
aims to develop independence and resilience, preparing you for further study or work in the Music Industry.

Course Content/Main Topics

Unit 1: Practical Music Theory: Applying your knowledge of theory to composition
Unit 2: Professional Practice in the Music Industry: Explore writing briefs, creating proposals and liaising with clients or other professionals in the Music Industry
Unit 3: Ensemble Performance: Performing as a group, running rehearsals and giving a debrief
Choose one optional unit: students can choose to further hone their skills in composition or explore their performing skills in a solo performance module.

Careers and Higher Education

The BTEC qualification is a stepping stone towards a degree level course as well as providing students with useful insights into the Music Industry.
This course must have a minimum of 7 students committed in order to make it viable.


BTEC Level 3


Assessment is through external verification and moderation at key points in the study programme.
Unit 1: 25%
Unit 2: 25%
Unit 3: 33%
Chosen unit: 17%

Entry Requirements

GCSE Music grade 4 and above and ideally ABRSM/LCM/Rock School Grade 5 in singing or the performance instrument of your choice or equivalent

Contact Information

Mr P Wingate - Director of Performing Arts
Ms A Botham - Head of Music

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