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BTEC First Music at Llandrindod High School

Course description

The BTEC First Certificate in music is designed to encourage learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. The course aims to motivate through participatory and practical approaches to learning.

BTEC Music offers assessment procedures that reflect different learning approaches and deliver due recognition of what learners have achieved as well as preparing learners for careers in the performing arts or music industry.

BTEC Music is good preparation for further musical study and a solid foundation for AS/ A Level Studies in Music and Music Technology or Performing Arts as well as to progress to further education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National in Music Performing, Music Technology or Performing Arts.



All units are internally assessed by the teacher using the specific assessment criteria for pass, merit and distinction for each unit. The qualification grade is calculated through the aggregation of points achieved for each of the 4 units. A minimum of 18 points must be achieved for a Pass grade; 30 for a Merit, 42 for a Distinction; 54 for a Distinction*. A sample is externally verified.

Coursework Files

Each pupil has a file in which to keep their assignments. Individual student support occurs on a lesson by lesson basis with verbal and written comments given by the teacher to aid redraft. Pupils performances and compositions will be recorded onto CD/DVD.

Future opportunities

Possible future careers might include publishing, entertainment, teaching, management, retail therapy, music technology, media, child care or any career that involves communication and expressive skills.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 January 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September