The new BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is the equivalent to one A level. The new course focuses on the key aspects of music; Music theory, Performance and composing. In order to take this subject you will need to be prepared to perform as part of a group and as a soloist. All music theory activities will have taught elements that will be reinforced with practical tasks, giving students ample opportunity to apply music theory through performance and composing. There will be set assignments by the exam board looking at the music industry and how it works. Music workshops and guest speakers in the industry will be brought in to support students learning.
Where can a music A ‘level take you?
Most A level students go to university to study music or music sciences getting qualifications and jobs in the music industry, such as sound engineering, producing, session musician, managerial work or setting up their own companies. Others go on to work in a wider range of jobs such as; Law, Chartered accountancy, software developers, mental health work, armed forces and many more.
This course is first teaching from September 2018, so specific dates have not been released yet
Unit 2: Professional Practice in the Music Industry available January and May/June from May/June 2019 onwards
Unit 3: Ensemble Music Performance from May/June 2019 onwards
5 GCSE's - Including English and Maths - Grades 4-9