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Music Performing - BTEC at Bristol Brunel Academy

Course description

Develop your practical skills in performing and composing through practising your own instrument and forming your own bands! Experience the thrill of planning your own live music event!

Course content

Year 1
  • Music Performance Techniques: Develop and showcase your own performance skills. 
  • Pop Music in Practice: Research and perform popular music in a group of fellow students. Music from the blues to dub step, and everything in between. 
  • The Music Freelance World: How to make a living from being a musician.
Year 2
  • Solo Music Performance Skills: Extended opportunity to show how you have improved as a performer. 
  • Music Project: In your group plan, prepare and present your own live music event. Choose your own venue! 
  • Music in the Community (Optional): Plan and devise an event for a group in the local community. 
  • Composing Music (Optional): Develop your own portfolio of musical compositions. This will be your own choice of style/genre.

 

Entry requirements

Grade B in Music

Minimum Academic Standard for Progression into Y13

Entry into Y13 is not automatic in CLF Post 16.

The majority of students will continue into Y13 dependent on the entry criteria for courses as outlined below:

For BTECs all students must attain a minimum vocational standard of passes for successful progression.

Students who do not meet the entry requirements into Y13 will be given guidance about a change of study programme and relevant courses available. They will not be allowed to re-sit the same core learning aims (i.e. subjects) as they did in Y12.

Assessment

Teacher marked – internally and externally moderated. All units 33% of year course.

Future opportunities

Progression

University: BA / BMus courses; joint honours courses (Music with...); music college; specialist training in pop / rock music.

Careers

Performer; composer; session musician; music studio; retail; education.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Brunel Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2015

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