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A Level Music

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AS24
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The A level course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience required for all forms of music study in further and higher education. Throughout the course, students will study a wide range of musical styles and genres and gain an understanding of the context of music. The course develops skills in composition, performance and critical analysis, and listening skills whilst allowing the students flexibility to pursue their own musical interests.


Unit 1 Appraising Music 40%

Unit 2 Performance 35%

Unit 3 Composition 25%

How will it be delivered?

Component 1 is assessed in a listening exam. The performance and composition elements are assessed externally.

Entry requirements

6 in GCSE Music or Grade 5 (ABRSM on first study instrument)

Your next steps...

Students will develop practical skills in music-making activities including performing, composing and aural skills. Our music suites will enable students to take advantage of the school’s music technology resources and practice facilities.

The department hosts a number of showcases and performance opportunities throughout the year and runs a variety of extra-curricular activities.


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