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A Level: Music at Rawlins Academy

Course description

The A Level course is divided into the three main units of: Performance, Composition and Appraising. You will learn all about musical elements, musical contexts and musical language through the context of six Areas of Study, each containing Set Works . Develop your performance skills and provide a 8-10 minute recital towards the end of the course. In composition you will write two pieces, one in response to a brief/and one free choice. The course aims to your broaden musical experience and interests, developing imagination and foster creativity and develop and extend the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to communicate effectively as musicians

Entry requirements

Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements.  A good pass at GCSE Music and performance standard around grade 5..


Practical Demonstration / Assignment -  Recordings - written examination

Future opportunities

By the end of the course you will have shown that you can perform confidently, that you can work with others, that you are creative and have academic qualities of research, argument and perception. Universities and employees appreciate the skills that music students possess as being very employable. This course also prepares you properly for entry into music colleges or a music degree at university.

Further information

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

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: 10 October 2016
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      • Dedicated Post 16 Facilities
      • Excellent ICT facilities
      • Grass sports pitches
      • Learning Resource Centre
      • Lecture/Film Theatre
      • Media editing suite
      • Multi-media resources in all teaching areas
      • Music Editing suite
      • New Rubber Crumb sports pitch
      • New Specialist Dance studio
      • Specialist Science facilities
      • Sports Hall and gym
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