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Music A level at Havering Sixth Form College

Course description

Aimed at students who enjoy and want to develop further their skills in performing, composing and music appreciation. You will be able to improve performing skills as a soloist, either on your main instrument or with your voice, and in ensemble work by taking part in live performances. You will also develop an understanding of theoretical concepts and technical language.

Course content

You can expect to:

  • Improve performing skills as a soloist – either on your
    main instrument or with voice - and in ensemble work and to take part in ‘live’ performances
  • Develop an understanding of theoretical concepts and technical language
  • Understand the concepts of tonal western harmony and the expressive use of instrumental/vocal techniques through listening and appraising
  • Compose music through exercises in harmonising melodies from music in different styles

Entry requirements

Successful theory test/workshop/audition. One grade B and four grade Cs at GCSE. Grade B or above in GCSE Music and/or grade 5 (Theory and Practical) also required as well as grade C in GCSE English and Maths.


Exam Board - Edexcel

100% Exam

Financial information

Compulsory Cost

£30 - A charge for the OCR Guide to AS Music and a contribution to cover non-returnable materials such as listening.

Optional Cost

Instrumental/vocal tuition: charges for individual/shared lessons are laid out in a separate brochure available from Music Department. Students are encouraged to attend professional concerts/recitals and must purchase their own music for recitals.

Future opportunities

Numerous universities and vocational colleges offer a range of music-related courses in Higher Education. On completion, students can choose from a wide range of career paths including performance, media, arts administration and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years