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?

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

Overview

Music

Details

Course content: 

Develop your skills and knowledge through performance, composition and critical appraisal.

Personalise the course to reflect your areas of interest.

Areas of study include: Development of the symphony, Popular music (optional), Musical theatre (optional), Jazz (optional), 20th century classical music or 21st century classical music.

You can choose to increase the percentage of your chosen specialism ie composition or performance can be a 35% or 25% weighting.

You will sit a listening exam (2 hours 15 mins) where you will be tested in 3 areas of study, two of which have a range of options. Assessment consists of questions and essay writing related to set works and unfamiliar listening.

“The varied nature of [music study] enables students to develop highly desirable skills in areas such as self-management, creativity, data analysis, performance, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication, all of which makes them an attractive prospect for potential employers.”

From Oxford University’s website.


How will it be delivered?

You will sit a listening exam (2 hours 15 mins) where you will be tested in 3 areas of study, two of which have a range of options. Assessment consists of questions and essay writing related to set works and unfamiliar listening.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements:

GCSE Level 6 or above in Music, or Grade 4 standard on an instrument or voice  

Your next steps...

Why choose music:

If you are planning a career in music, be that in teaching, performance or composition, then the Eduqas course will give you the grounding you need to move on to a music degree pathway. It is also suited to those that simply love the subject, enjoy performance and want to develop their skills in this area. The elements studied eg composition require time devoted to coursework enabling you to explore different ways of working. You will mix classroom time with listening, practical sessions and composition seminars. There are many opportunities at FSG to perform in a variety of choirs and ensembles and alongside professional musicians.  

Skills and progression:

This course encourages students to develop a range of musical skills, knowledge and understanding. It will broaden experience, foster creativity and promote personal and social development through musical communication. Students who have studied A level music at FSG in recent years have gone on to pursue careers in music therapy, music education, arts administration, music studios, playing in London Orchestras, singing with an opera company, travelling the world performing on cruise ships, musical theatre and many different performance roles. Those taking a non-music route after A level have found the skills learnt useful to pursue study in broadcasting, publishing, law and politics.


Skills and progression:

This course encourages students to develop a range of musical skills, knowledge and understanding. It will broaden experience, foster creativity and promote personal and social development through musical communication. Students who have studied A level music at FSG in recent years have gone on to pursue careers in music therapy, music education, arts administration, music studios, playing in London Orchestras, singing with an opera company, travelling the world performing on cruise ships, musical theatre and many different performance roles. Those taking a non-music route after A level have found the skills learnt useful to pursue study in broadcasting, publishing, law and politics.