Sound Technology A Level

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 HS24
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Edexcel A Level Music Technology  



The course aims to give a comprehensive foundation in Music and Sound Technology. It is ideal for the aspiring recording technician and composer but also for those interested in media and the creative industries.

The course focuses primarily on audio technology, recording and the principles of sound. Students should therefore have an extra curricular passion for pop music, for recording and should have experience using music software to compose and record music.

Students will learn how to use a recording studio, as well as composing and recording with modern music software. They will also learn the principles of audio and the history of music recording that make the foundation of the modern recording industry.



How will it be delivered?

Non-Exam Assessment (coursework) 1 - 20%

  • Recording
  • Log book

Non-Exam Assessment (coursework) 2 - 20%

  • Technology-based composition
  • Synthesis and sampling / audio manipulation and creative effects usage
  • Log book

Listening Exam - 25%

  • Listening & Analysis

Practical Exam - 35%

  • Producing & Analysing
  • Extended essay


Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.


Grade 4 in Music OR an equivalent demonstration of expertise

Your next steps...

The course gives students an understanding of the underlying principles of sound as well as how songs and recordings are made. It also gives students the skills to write and record their own music.

Sound and Music Technology complements a range of higher education courses and career opportunities in creative industries such as Media, Film, Theatre, Television and Music.