Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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


The aim is to provide you with a balanced and inter-related course of study covering a wide academic and practical understanding of music. 


The qualification includes Listening, Composing and Performing. With this course you can adjust the balance between composing and performing.

If you specialise in Performing the balance is Listening 40% Performing 35% and Composing 25%.

If you specialise in Composing the balance is Listening 40% Performing 25% and Composing 35%.

You do not have to decide on your specialism at the start of the course.

How will it be delivered?

The listening exam is a 2 hour 30 minute exam

Performing is a video recording of a live performance

Composing is assessed by audio recordings.

These are all undertaken in school, with no outside examiners.

Entry requirements

You will have achieved Grade 6 in Music GCSE and you will be of Grade 5/6 standard in both practical and theory examinations by the end of the GCSE course.  You will need to perform to Grade 6/7+ standard by the end of Year 13. 

Your next steps...

This provides an excellent basis for lifelong learning and Higher Education courses in music.