Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 015
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time



Studying music encourages self-discipline and diligence – traits that lead to effective study and work habits. If you enjoy performing and composing music and have a desire to learn about how it actually works then music can be a very rewarding choice at A Level. Music is a versatile subject and can be easily combined with other subjects from the arts, humanities, languages, sciences and maths.

  • To extend the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through music and take part in music making.

  • To engage in, and extend the appreciation of, the diverse and dynamic heritage of music, promoting spiritual and cultural development.

  • To develop particular strengths and interests encouraging life-long learning and providing access to music related and other careers.

  • To recognise the interdependence of musical skills, knowledge and understanding and the links between the activities of performing/realising, composing and appraising.


Western Classical tradition 1650-1919 (Compulsory) and two teacher-chosen areas: Pop Music, Music for Media, Music for Theatre, jazz, Contemporary Traditional music and Art Music since 1910.

How will it be delivered?

Performance and composing are both non-examined, externally assessed components. Appraising is an externally assessed examination.

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this course a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent). it is preferred that students should have studied GCSE Music and have at least a Grade 4. Students need to be able to play an instrument and have individual tuition. They must be able to read musical notation.

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