A Level Music at Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School
A level Music extends and develops the skills acquired at GCSE. Students select to perform a programme of repertoire lasting 5-6 minutes at AS, and 12-15 minutes at A2. AS pupils compose a 3 minute film score or song. A2 offers the choice to compose further, or complete technical Study exercises in the style of a Bach Chorale or Baroque Counterpoint. At both AS and A2 pupils study prescribed extracts from the A level Anthology of Music, and develop listening and harmony skills.
AS Level (Year 12)
Unit 1 Performing Music AS 30% A2 15%
Unit 2 Composing AS 30% A2 15%
Unit 3 Developing Musical Understanding AS 40% A2 20%
Units 1 & 2 are coursework. Unit 3 is assessed through a written examination.
A2 Level (Year 13)
Unit 4 extended Performance A2 15%
Unit 5 Composition and technical Study A2 15%
To succeed in this course, students need to have a genuine interest in music production and sound recording. Music grade B is advisable but not essential, and students without GCSE Music will be considered.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School directly.