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Music - AS at Wallington County Grammar School

Course description

AS Music enables students to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through music and take part in music making, engage in, and extend the appreciation of the diverse and dynamic heritage of music, promoting spiritual and cultural development, develop particular strengths and interests encouraging life-long learning and providing access to music-related and other careers, and recognising the interdependence of musical skills, knowledge and understanding the links between the activities of performing/realising, composing and appraising. The ability to play a musical instrument or sing to at least Grade 5 standard is essential and pupils must be receiving private tuition on their chosen instrument. It is important to have a good grounding in music and to enjoy all elements: performing, composing, listening and appraising. Studying Music encourages active involvement in different forms of music-making, both individually and communal, helping to develop a sense of group identity and togetherness. Music can influence pupils' development in and out of school by fostering personal development and maturity, creating a sense of achievement and self-worth, and increasing pupils' ability to work with others in a group context. Learning Music develops pupils' critical skills: their ability to listen, to appreciate a wide variety of music, and to make judgements about musical quality. It also increases self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.

Future opportunities

Career options include composing, sound technician or musician.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallington County Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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