Music

A-Level
AQA

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • Excellent preparation for further study in Music and a career in the music industry.
  • Expand your awareness of different styles including Popular, Jazz, and Classical.
  • Develop your knowledge of music theory, listening skills, musical analysis and composition.
  • Increase your understanding of performance practice and improve your technical skill on your instrument or voice.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

A range of musical scores and recordings using software such as Cubase, Sibelius, Auralia and Musition. Music, analysis, score reading abilities and listening skills. Focus on performance technique. Learn advanced compositional techniques by studying a variety of key styles, composers and pieces.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Six-minute recording based on your chosen repertoire that you will develop throughout the year (30%)

Two compositions, one to a brief and one a free composition in any style, totaling 4½ minutes (30%).

An exam (40%), testing listening and analysis skills as well as knowledge and understanding of musical works.

 

PROGRESSION

Study at university or at a music conservatoire such as the RNCM and Leeds College of Music. Career options including performer, composer, musical director, teacher and music critic.

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