Music A level at Monks Walk School
If you enjoy performing, composing and listening to music then you should consider taking Music at A Level. A-level Music consists of three broad units. Students can choose to weight their studies in favour of either performance or composition through the weighting of units (25% or 35%).
Unit 1: Performance (25% or 35%) students develop and extend their performance skills and produce a performance of 6-10 minutes in length. The performance is externally assessed.
Unit 2: Composition (25% or 35%) students compose between two and three compositions, at least one of which must be completed against a brief set by the exam board. These are completed under controlled conditions and assessed externally.
Unit 3: Further musical understanding (40%) this focuses on listening skills and understanding of musical techniques. Students will be assessed on their understanding of a combination of set works across various musical eras and genres, as well as their ability to analyse unfamiliar music and understand how it works. Assessment is through a 2 1/2 hour examination where essay writing skills are also assessed.
Music A*-B at GCSE plus theory at Grade 5 standard. APS: 40 or above.
Studying Music at Advanced Level prepares students for university degree courses in Music, performance courses at conservatoires or provides an academic insight into a subject which offers enjoyment to people throughout their lives.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks Walk School directly.