Music A level at Havering Sixth Form College
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.
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
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
£30 - A charge for the OCR Guide to AS Music and a contribution to cover non-returnable materials such as listening.
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.
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.