AS/A2 Music at Sandringham School
To develop an appreciation of music through detailed analysis, performance and composition. To extend the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through music.
AS: Students study three units
Performing (40 marks – Teacher Assessed)
5-6 minutes solo performance
Composing 1 (60 marks – Controlled Conditions)
Three-minute piece in response to a chosen brief and a CD sleeve note
Developing Musical Understanding (80 marks)
2 hour written examination.
Section A: Listening. Questions based on set works
Section B: Investigating Musical Styles
Section C: Understanding chords and lines
A2: Students study three units
Extended Performance (50 marks)
12-15 minutes solo recital
Composition and Technical Study (80 marks)
Two tasks to be completed, either one composition and one technical study or two compositions or two technical studies.
Unit 6: Further Musical Understanding (90 marks)
2 hour written examination
Section A: Aural analysis
Section B: Music in context
Section C: Continuity and change in instrumental music
Students are provided with 30 minutes of instrumental tuition in school or at St Albans Music School to support their performance studies.
B at GCSE and Grade 4 or above in instrument/voice.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandringham School directly.