A Level Music at Great Sankey High School
Barrow Hall College offers an AS/A Level course (AQA) which has a strong element of variety and is a natural progression from GCSE. Music is given a high profile within the school as can be seen by the level of musical opportunities, equipment and accommodation within the department. The department is also the regional centre for The National Festival of Music for Youth. At Barrow Hall College we have a 100% A-C grade at A Level for the third year running - 2013 100% A Grade
Unit 1 - Influences on Music
Unit 2 Composing: Creating Musical Ideas
Unit 3 Performing: Interpreting Musical Ideas
Unit 4 - Music in Context
Unit 5 - Composing: Developing Musical Ideas
Unit 6 - Performing: A Musical Performance
You will need to have a minimum of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE to study this course. You should have passed GSCE Music at a minimum of Grade B. A pass at Grade 4 - 5 Theory would be considered as an alternative to GCSE. You should also be at the standard of at least Grade 4 – 5 practical on your main instrument/ voice or be competent at sequencing and multi tracking using Music Technology. Prior knowledge of basic music reading is essential.
AS - Unit 1 is worth 30%, Unit 2 30% and Unit 3 40% of the AS grade
A2 - Unit 4 is worth 40%, Unit 5 30% and Unit 6 30% of the A2 grade
University/college courses leading to Performing, Teaching, Composing, Music Therapy, Publishing, Sound and Vision Media, Producing, Session Musician, Journalism and Music Retailing.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Sankey High School directly.