Music A Level

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Music A Level What will I Study? The full Music A Level course offers an excellent opportunity to develop your musical skills and knowledge in many ways. You will gain experience of composition, be given the opportunity to perform in whatever style you choose and you will learn how to listen perceptively to every type of music from the Renaissance to the present day. The course encompasses a huge variety of music from classical, pop, rock, dance and jazz, to film music and is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their appreciation of music as well as those wishing to make it their career. Course Content Performing Composing Developing Musical Understanding How will I be assessed? The A Level Music course is a balance of coursework and examinations. Coursework is worth 60% of the course: Performing (30%) and Composing (30%). Students are expected to supplement class lessons with individual instrument tuition, instrument practice and independent study time on composition tasks. The remaining 40% of the course is assessed in a 2-hour examination at the end of each year of study. Regular homework tasks are set to support learning in this unit. Entry Requirements Students should hold a minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE grades and should be able to demonstrate a sufficiently high performance skill. BTEC Music or Grade B and above at GCSE Music.) The ability to read staff notation. Progression The A Level Music course provides an excellent basis for lifelong learning and for Higher Education courses in Music and many students who take A Level Music continue their studies at University. The three units of the course can lead to studies in performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, sound engineering, conducting, popular music and jazz and music education.

Course information

Name: Music A Level Qualification title: GCE A Level in Music Qualification type: Assessment Awarding Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations Created 20161111 10:34:18 Updated 20161111 10:34:18

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Learning aims

Title: GCE A Level in Music Qualification: GCE A Level in Music Classification: Arts, Media and Publishing

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