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Music at Eaton Bank Academy

Course description

The Music AS and A level build upon your work at GCSE level and involve performing, composition and the study of a variety of musical compositions.

The course gives you the opportunity to develop your musical skills and to explore new ideas you never knew you had.
Music is taught in a purpose built department where you will receive excellent teaching in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The very best music technology is available to you throughout the school week.


You will perform two short recital for the AS level lasting for about 5 to 8 minutes which should be around grade 5 level. The pieces for both AS and A level will be of your own choosing.

At A level the recital will last for 10-15 minutes and will be around grade 6/7 standard.


At AS level you are required to compose one piece based on a given brief.

At A level you will compose another piece based on one brief from a choice of three.

Influences on Music

You will study a variety of pieces from many eras and genres leading to a final listening and written exam. There are two essay questions one on each of the Areas of Study. New pieces are studied in greater depth for the A Level examination.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above.

To be accepted on the course you should ideally be able to perform at grade 5 standard and have achieved a C grade in Music GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eaton Bank Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years