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Music AS/A Level at South Dartmoor Community College

Course description

Music is constantly evolving; inspiring creativity and expression in a way that no other subject can. This A level brings listening, performance and composition to life in new and engaging ways, and links to the world around us like never before.

Course content

Appraising Music: This involves listening, analysis and contextual understanding.

Performance: This involves solo and/or ensemble performing as an instrumentalist, or vocalist and/or music production (via technology).

Composition: This involves the creation of two compositions. The first must be related to a brief and the second is a free composition.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE passes at grade C or above. A/B grade at GCSE Music or equivalent ability (Grade 5 instrumental skills). An ability to read stave notation. Grade 5 theory is highly beneficial. Students will be expected to practise daily, attend College ensembles and concerts.

Assessment

5 GCSE passes at grade C or above. A/B grade at GCSE Music or equivalent ability (Grade 5 instrumental skills). An ability to read stave notation. Grade 5 theory is highly beneficial. Students will be expected to practise daily, attend College ensembles and concerts.

Future opportunities

A level Music is required for entry into Music School or into Music degree courses. There are also a wide variety of vocational music courses which can be studied post-18. Music especially complements dance choreography and is viewed positively by HE/FE dance tutors. Graduate jobs may include composer, editorial assistant, magazine journalist, musician, music librarian, music therapist, private music teacher, community arts worker, film production manager, museum / art gallery curator, musical / festival organiser.

Further information

Two purpose-built music blocks which include four specialist teaching rooms, recording studio, practise suite, computer studio software, grand piano, music class equipment and more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Dartmoor Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

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

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