Music A Level

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?

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


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

• Jazz

• Into the Twentieth Century.

How will it be delivered?

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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