Music AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)
A Level Music is a mix of creative, practical, academic and analytical skills. It is suitable for those students who wish to extend the skills acquired at GCSE or for musicians who have achieved Grade 5 ABRSM (or equivalent) on their chosen instrument and
GCSE Grade A. You will compose, listen to and analyse a wide variety of music from 1600 to the present day. There is a good range of choice to suit the strengths of different candidates, but all candidates will need to be dedicated musicians as performance
contributes as a significant part of the course.
There will be opportunities for A-level students to attend events and benefit from the expertise of visiting professional musicians.
This course will enable you to improve your music performance skills by working closely with professional musicians and attending numerous workshops. You will perform as a soloist and as part of an ensemble and play a variety of different repertoire.
6 GCSEs at Grade C or above with an A or A* in Music, or the ability to play an instrument to a high level. The Music team will usually want to hold a separate interview with interested students.
Assessment will be through a combination of practical work and examination.
There are many important opportunities in higher education, and many career possibilities for those proficient in handling music. Music careers could include work as a professional musician in a band or orchestra, sound engineer, record producer or teacher.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.