Music A Level at Knole Academy
The A Level qualification in Music has been developed to:
Provide Post -16 level education and training for musicians (both Classical and Popular)
Provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of musical skills and techniques, including performance, composition and listening and appraising.
This specification is divided into a total of 6 units, 3 AS units and 3 A2 units.
Students study performance (solo and ensemble), composition (both to a set brief and a learner created brief) and the analysis of music in areas of study outlined by the specification.
For the written exam students prepare two areas of study:
Area of study A: The Western Classical Tradition ( Part 1).
Either : The Symohony 1760-1830 including one set work, Symphony Number 103,
Drum Roll, Haydn, Movements 1 and 2.
Or: Religious Choral Music 1730-1800 including one set work, Requiem Mozart
(Requiem, Dies Irae, Tuba Mirum and Rex Tremendae).
Area of study B: Rock and Pop 1965-1990
Studing a variety of different pieces from this time period, tracing the development of
Area of study E: The Western Classiacl Tradition (part 2)
Either: The Symphony 1830-1910 including one set work, Symphony Number 1,
Movement 4, Brahms.
Or: Religious Choral Musix 1800-1890 including one set work, Requiem, Verdi (Dies Irae).
Area of Study F: Jazz Legends
Students study the works of Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.
5 A* - C grades (or equivalent) at GCSE, at least a B grade in music or a related performing arts subject (music preferred). However if a student has not taken GCSE music, then they will be invited to attend an interview and audition to assess their interest and suitability for this course. It is expected that a student is of at least Grade 5 standard on an instrument (or voice).
As Unit 1: Performing Total duration of performances: 6-8 minutes 12% of qualification.
As Unit 2: Composing Total duration of compositions : 3-6 minutes 12% of qualification.
As Unit 3: Apprasing Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 16% of qualification.
A2 Unit 4: Performing Option A: Total dutation of performances : 10-12 minutes
22% of qualification.
A2 Unit 5: Composing Option A: Total duration of composition: 3-6 minutes 14%
A2 Unit 6: Appraising Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes 24% of qualification.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.