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This is a 2 year linear A-Level with three exams at the end of year 13. We follow the Edexcel specification for Music A level (9Mu0) A minimum B grade in GCSE Music is required to study this subject. This course explores music from the point of view of listener, performer and composer. It may be that you are an aspiring performer - in any genre. You may be more interested in the appreciation of music from an academic perspective; perhaps you are more focused on the creative aspects and aspire to compose for media or the stage. If you have committed to studying music, and are involved in music of any sort in school and out, then this is an ideal choice for you. The course consists of three modules: the first requires you to perform music live in an eight-minute 'recital'. You may play any instrument or you may use your voice: rapping and beat-boxing are recognised genres for this course. You may create your own backing track if you wish or you may choose to perform as part of a group. The options are wide! Module two requires you to compose two pieces of music, one connected to an area of study, lasting about four minutes, and the other lasting about one minute and designed to show your technical ability in a particular area such as arranging or remixing. The third module is focused on the study of set works covering a wide range of styles and including fusion music as well as music for film; pop music and jazz, plus 'new directions' and western art music. This paper is assessed through two essays and listening questions. You will be expected to be able to relate the set works to unfamiliar music in the final exam as well as describing facets of the music - as you have started to do at GCSE. By the end of the course you will be able to evaluate, analyse and perform music with confidence and you will have the tools to enable you to interact more fully with music on any level as a lifelong interest and as a basis for further study if you wish.

Course information

Name: Music Qualification title: GCE A Level in Music Qualification type: GCE A/AS Level or equivalent Assessment Awarding Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL) Created 20161102 11:08:12 Updated 20161102 14:50:37

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Dover Grammar School for Boys
Foundation School
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Astor Avenue Town: Dover

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