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Music Technology AS & A level at Brentside High School

Course description

If you have a keen interest in computers, musical software and music recording/editing in addition to a well developed musical ability then you will find music technology both challenging and enjoyable. 


You will gain an understanding of the uses and capabilities of the equipment encountered through music technology. These include the acoustics of rooms, studios and other auditoria used for recording. You will learn compositional techniques including the use of notation and sequencing programmes, the use of mixing desks, CD and mini-disc recording and a sixteen-track recorder to notate and record music. You will also acquire knowledge of musical synthesis, sampling and midi systems and multi-track recording theory and practice.   

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE music and grade C in GCSE additional science or grade C in GCSE mathematics.  Good keyboard skills would be advantageous.


AS level is assessed by two examinations. One examination involves the creation of practical coursework. The other is a written examination.


A level is assessed by two examinations. One examination involves the creation of practical coursework focused. The other is a written examination.


Examination board: Edexcel 

Future opportunities

An A level in music technology will enable you to follow a range of courses at university. Music technology is recognised by universities and employers as a subject requiring self-discipline, commitment, co-ordination and dexterity. It is useful for careers in engineering, media, computing, composing and the performing arts. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brentside High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September