A Level Music Technology

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 17
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


You will enjoy the course! 

You will develop your musicianship and learn a range of skills including editing sound, performing, composing, the history of popular music, recording and editing your own music.

You will learn how to work independently and to manage the work of others in a successful and rewarding manner.

Exam Board: Edexcel


Music Technology is a part of every day life.

Learn how to record and edit sound, compose, remix and evaluate recorded sound in a hands-on and practical manner.

How will it be delivered?

Coursework - Portfolio 1

Sequenced Performance (20%)

Multitrack Recording (20%)

Sequenced Arrangement (20%)

Students learn how to use music software to create three pieces of work.  Both sequenced pieces involve the editing of music played in using a controller keyboard. The recording involves using microphones and studio techniques to create a polished reproduction of an existing recording.

Exam - Listening and Analysing (40%)

Students are given 1h45m to answer questions based on the exam CD.  This exam covers the history of music technology from Jazz through to Dubstep.  Extended writing is required in section B where students are asked to learn about two different genres (these change each year).

Entry requirements

There are no prior learning or other requirements for this qualification. Students who would benefit most from studying this qualification are likely to have a level 2 qualification (such as a GCSE in Music or BTEC Music Technology) It would also be an advantage to have some basic piano/keyboard skills and/or an ability to play another instrument or voice, as well as a good pass grade at GCSE Science.