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Music GCE A Level at Greenhead College

Course description

The Music department occupies purpose-built accommodation with specialist teaching and practice spaces adjoining a fully equipped recording and composing suite.

The department works closely with Opera North, the Halle Orchestra, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Kirklees Music Service in arranging and attending performances and workshops throughout the academic year.


Course content

Students will follow the OCR specification.

In addition to the Music Curriculum the department offers Associated Board Grade V theory preparation and examination, as well as the opportunity to study advanced theory up to grade 8 and preparation for ABRSM diplomas.  There are varied extra curricular opportunities leading to public performances and a bi-annual Music tour.

Entry requirements

The college gives priority to its 12 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a GCSE grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics.

To access a three A Level programme a student must achieve, in addition to the above, a minimum of grade 6's in three GCSE subjects.

Students who achieve a grade 8/9 profile at GCSE will be offered the opportunity to study for four A Levels.

It is also recommended that students who wish to study Music should achieve a minimum of grade B in GCSE Music (if taken), Grade V in an instrument (you must be able to read music) and Grade V in Theory is preferred but not essential.



This course is linear with examinations being taken at the end of the two years of study.

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.

Last updated date: 14 September 2017
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