WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
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.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
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.
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.