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Music AS/A-Level at WALSALL ACADEMY

Course description

If ou have a passion for performance or composition and wish to develop your skills further, AGCE Music offers opportunities to study music from Baroque Keyboard works to Music for Film and Television. During AS level music you will study the compositional techniques of Bach, analytical areas of study include Vocal Music, Fusions and Popular Music and Jazz. A2 offers the opportunity for you to further develop both composition and performance. On taking this course you will be expected to take part in school performances and musicals as part of the requirements for the course. Students that have studied Music have gone on to a range of destinations after Sixth Form such as: study BA Honours degrees in Music at specialist Music Universities including London College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire, study a BA Honours degrees in Music Technology at Sheffield, Keele and Wolverhampton, with a number of former students now full-time classroom and peripatetic music teachers.

We expect all students to demonstrate a high level of motivation and have the capacity for hard work. Sixth Form work is demanding and students are expected to take increased responsibility for their own learning through supported self-study courses. Excellent attendance is vital if students are to benefit from the course.

Course content

The music department offer a wide and varied programme of extra-curricular activities including a large-scale annual musical production, choirs, rock club, percussion ensemble, soul band and instrumental ensembles. The department has also run projects with the Welsh National Opera, the Royal Opera House and Walsall’s Big Sing, as well as for those from local Primary Schools. Students are encouraged to get involved and there are a high number of public performances through the year. Students will also have the opportunity to attend various educational visits, including Symphony Hall in Birmingham, London’s West End and the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Music or Distinction* in BTEC Level 2 Music

Grade 5 in GCSE English and Mathematics

Practical experience in Music (preferably minimum Grade 5)

Students must satisfactorily pass their AS Music to at least grade D to be allowed to continue to full A level in Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WALSALL ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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