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Music A Level at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Course description

You should follow this course if you are a musician who has a broad interest in music, and you enjoy and want to develop skills in performance, composition, harmony and listening and analysing. This course provides an excellent basis for lifelong learning and for higher education courses in music.

Course content

You will experience and develop skills in all three main musical disciplines of performing, composing, and listening and understanding. Performance skills will be developed through solo and/or ensemble work; you will have opportunities to compose music and learn about harmony.

You will also develop your aural and analytical skills by studying selections from the New Anthology of Music (including music by Bach, Gershwin, Oasis, John Williams, Miles Davis, Brahms and more) in addition to wider listening.

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement, including grade C in music, grade 4 standard in any instrument and the ability to read staff notation.


Group and solo performance work, teacher-led activities, personal research, composition tutorials, public performance opportunities and discussion work.

Future opportunities

The full course is excellent preparation for higher education courses in music, but is equally valuable for non-specialists as a second or third area of study. The course will enable you to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through music, allowing you to access musicrelated and other careers. You will be able to engage in, and extend your appreciation of the diverse and dynamic heritage of music, promoting spiritual and cultural development and enabling you to develop particular strengths and interests.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Brightstowe directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015

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