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Music IB at Impington Village College

Course description

This course is designed both for those who are experienced performers and composers who may be aiming to study music at university/conservatoire level and for those who have a general interest in music which they wish to develop.

Course content

Core

All students follow a course in musical perception and analysis which involves studying a set work in addition to a wide range of music from different historical periods, cultures and parts of the world. They also carry out an independent musical investigation into the relationship between two identifiable and distinct musical genres from any tradition, culture or part of the world.

Higher Level

  1. Solo performance: Apresentation of one or more solo recitals on a single instrument or voice. Any instrument, voice, style or musical genre is permitted.
  2. Composition: three compositions in any style or genre. A wide range of media is permitted including traditional or electric instruments, computer generated sounds and digital sound sources or modifiers.


Standard Level

There are a number of options. You must choose one of the following:

  1. Solo performance: a presentation of one or more solo recitals on a single instrument or voice. Any instrument, voice, style or musical genre is permitted.
  2. Composition: two compositions in any style or genre. A wide range of media is permitted including traditional or electric instruments, computer generated sounds and digital sound sources or modifiers.
  3. Group performance: for those with a general interest in music or those without much prior experience in performance. Two or more public performances as part of an ensemble must be recorded.
  4. This course is ideal for students who wish to develop their musical abilities in a range of areas, to pursue their own interests in more depth and to discover a wide range of music in a variety of styles from different traditions and parts of world.

Entry requirements

Student must have some aptitude and expertise in music, whether with instrument(s) and/or with voice as instrument. Reading music is an advantage. Please contact Impington if unsure.

For the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), a student should be a general all-round student, with at least 7 6-grades or higher at GCSE or level 2 equivalent and have a 6 grade or more in the subject s/he wishes to take at IB diploma higher level or as IB single-subject certificate.

 

 

 

Further information

For more information about choosing courses at Impington International Sixth Form please see Choosing your IB Programme or contact the sixth form sixthform@impington.cambs.sch.uk.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 June 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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    • Impington International College is unusual, to say the least, and is possibly unique amongst state education providers. The chance for young people from all over the world to work and socialise together gives tremendous opportunities for broadening cultural horizons, increasing understanding and challenging preconceptions. Impington International College offers a wide range of courses and programmes: BTECs and, since 1991, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), followed recently by the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme (IBCP). At the heart of all of our provision is the IB mission statement, which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We actively encourage our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. We have a good balance between overseas and UK students who come here to take the IBDP & IBCP and those who follow the BTEC route and others who are attracted by Impington’ s superb reputation in the area of Performance. We want outstanding achievement for all our students no matter what path they choose to follow. Our tutorial system and small class sizes ensure lots of individual attention but we encourage students to be independent and think for themselves. Our alumni are welcomed everywhere from Cambridge or St Andrew’s Universities, to The Place and Italia Conti; from Maastricht or Japan to UCAL. If you are prepared to challenge yourself to the full and if the opportunity to learn in an international environment motivates you, Impington International College will be the right place to prepare you for the next stage of your life.