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Music - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School

Course description

A Level Music is an interesting and varied course which allows a student to develop

practical performance and composition skills alongside more academic, analytical skills.

A range of activities will give students a greater understanding of the music that they

listen to and play. There are opportunities to be involved in the thriving musical life of

the school through performances and ensembles. The course focuses on performing,

composing, listening and appraising. The performing aspect will be presented through

a recital where you will perform for between 6-8 minutes. Composition will include free

composition, composing to a set brief and also composition techniques - completing a

piece following the stylistic rules of other composers. At the end of each year you will sit

an exam which will test your analytical and aural skill and you will complete essays about

the set pieces of music you have studied. The topics which you will study are Vocal Music,

Instrumental Music, Music for Film, Popular Music and Jazz, Fusions and New Directions.

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Future opportunities

A Level music is an ideal subject to combine with a wide range of other subjects

demonstrating a broad and balanced education. A Level music complements many

degree courses, not purely musical degrees, as it requires disciplined self-study and

rigorous attention to detail. The course is essential to pursue music at degree level and is

also often needed for sound engineering courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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