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A/S and A2 Music continue to develop pupils’ musical skills within the areas of Performing, Composing and Listening.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Both the A/S and A2 course will suit those who have a good grounding in music already, can perform at around Grade 5 standard (though a certificate is not essential) and have an enquiring mind! You will be expected to be able to work well independently and carry out much work outside of the classroom. The ability to communicate your knowledge effectively both in words and sound will be important.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION AND CAREERS

A Level Music is recommended for any student wishing to take music further after the Sixth Form. Whether students are thinking of performing–related courses or more academic studies within music it is a must to gain experience with this well–rounded A level.

 

COURSE DETAILS

Board: AQA

A/S MUSIC
Unit 1 – Listening. A written exam which will include questions on General Musicianship, a choice of essay questions on Haydn's Symphony No 104 and a choice of essay questions on (for our students) Musical Theatre from 1940-1980. Students will be well prepared in these topics having studied various set works, relevant composers and performers.

Unit 2 – Composing (Creating Musical Ideas.)  Students work on Compositional Techniques. This unit is externally assessed after a teacher-supervised period of 20 hours in school working to a brief from the exam board.

Unit 3 – Performing Students will choose two of the following coursework options:
Solo performance on an instrument       Solo performance on voice
Solo performance on a second instrument      An ensemble performance
A technology-based performance (multi-track close mic. recording)

 

A2 MUSIC
Unit 4 – Listening. A written exam which will include questions on General Musicianship, a choice of essay questions on Shostakovich's 5th Symphony and a choice of essay questions on (for our students)Jazz + Blues 1910-1950. Students will be well prepared in these topics having studied various set works, relevant composers and performers.

Unit 5 – Composing (Developing Musical Ideas.)  Students choose to work on Composition Techniques (4-part harmony) or Free Composition/ Pastiche or Arranging. This unit is externally assessed after a teacher-supervised period of 20 hours in school working to a brief from the exam board.

Unit 6 – Performing.  Students put together a 10-15 minute performance chosen from the following coursework options: solo acoustic performances or technology-based performances (multi-track close mic. recording) or one solo + one technology-based performance.  

 

FURTHER ADVICE & INFORMATION

Don’t be daunted by the above specification! Please come and have a chat with

Mr. Lunn
Miss Whitlock
Miss Warwick

 

 

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