If you can play an instrument to Grade 5 standard and are interested in analysing a broad range of music, composing and performing, this course will help strengthen those skills.
• Component 1: A solo performance of one or more pieces, performed as a recital.
• Component 2: Composing
• Total of three compositions, two set to a brief and one free composition.
Component 3: Appraising
Application of knowledge through the context four of the six areas of study:
• The Western classical and 4 set works tradition
• Rock and Pop
• Musical Theatre
• Into the Twentieth Century.
Component 1: 25% or 35% depending on option
Component 2: 25% or 35% depending on option
Component 3: Written examination (40%) responding to questions relating to the area of studies.
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English or Maths at grade 4 or above. Grade 5 in an instrument/voice. Students without Grade 5 Theory will need to undertake a short theory exam.