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Music at Taverham High School

Course description


There is a strong emphasis on both the creative and the practical elements of Music in the AS/A2 syllabus. In other words, you will be expected to develop your practical musicianship as a performer, explore your own creativity as a composer, and gain an understanding of the theoretical procedures that have evolved in the last four hundred years. Above all, a Music student has to be enthusiastic, interested and committed to the subject. A Level Music offers students an opportunity to explore and develop their understanding of the art form. Music combines creativity, imagination and academic study in a way that no other subject does. Music opens doors to a whole range of professions. The breadth of intellectual study combined with the level of commitment needed to learn to play instrument well, shows future employers that you are dedicated to success – that is a very attractive message to be able to put across when entering the world of employment,

Entry requirements

You will need to have either a GCSE/BTEC in Music or be of a Grade V standard on your chosen instrument/theory. You will have to devote time to improving your performing skills and we do require that all students who take AS/A2 Music continue to have instrumental lessons and take part in at least one extra-curricular musical group. The AS performance work is assessed at Grade 5/6 level, and the A2 work at Grade 7 and above. You do not need to have passed these grades but need to be performing at that level. A good understanding of music theory, being able to read music notation, is vital. You will be encouraged to attend concerts, listen to radio and television broadcasts, and become generally more aware of the breadth of music in the contemporary world

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years