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Music AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School

Course description

Apparaising Music - 40%, Performance 30%, Composition 30%

Course content

Appraising Music:

The areas of study provide an appropriate focus for students to appraise, develop and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of musical elements, musical contexts and musical language.


Students must be able to perform music using one or both of the following ways: • Instrumental/vocal: as a soloist, and/or as part of an ensemble • Production via technology. 


Students must learn how to develop musical ideas, including extending and manipulating musical ideas, and compose music that is musically convincing through two compositions. 

Entry requirements

B or above at GCSE music. You must also be a highly competent performer on an instrument (or as a singer) and have an interest in creating and composing your own music. A basic understanding of musical theory is an advantage. This is not just a ‘classical’ music course - musicians from any genre are welcome.

Future opportunities

Former A level music students have gone on to study music and the performing arts at university, started their own bands or entered the music profession straight away. The course is also an excellent step to studying at music college. Future career options include professional musician, film or TV composer, music critic, music producer and teacher of music. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Newington School directly.

Last updated date: 18 November 2016
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