A Level Music is a subject which will allow you to further develop the listening, composing and performing skills that you will have aquired through studying GCSE Music.
Component 1: Performing (30%)
Final Performance of 10-12 minutes (solo or ensemble or both) of Grade 6 standard – Non Examined Coursework marked by external examiner.
Component 2: Composing (30%)
Two compositions; the first will be a free choice and the second will be to a chosen brief (non-examined assessment (NEA)).
Component 3: Appraising (40%)
Covering two to four set works and three areas of study: listening; analysis and essay writing. You will be assessed through a 2.5 hour exam.
To fulfil your potential at A Level Music it is essential that you are regularly involved within the school’s extra-curricular activities and musical performance opportunities in the wider community.
To secure a place at our Post-16 Centre you will need five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above and a minimum of a Grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics. You will also need a Grade 5 at GCSE (or equivalent vocational qualification) for most subjects you want to study at A Level.
Future Study and Career Opportunities
A Level Music can lead to a variety of degree courses in Higher Education ranging from Pop, Music and Production to Performance.
Career opportunities open to you following an A Level in this subject include Session Work, Entertainment, Arts, Journalism, Film Music Composition, Advertising and Media.