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National Award in Music at Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Course description

The Course:

The syllabus followed is the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performing) which is broadly equivalent to 1 A Level. The course provides students with a programme of learning in music focussed specifically on performance. It gives an understanding of the vital skills to start a professional career or move on to further study, and an insight into employment opportunities available within the Music Industry.


Students are given the opportunity to concentrate on specific areas of performing such as improvising, theatrical performance or running their own projects. Students study a total of 6 Units. All students undertake one Mandatory Unit: Music Performance Techniques. Students select at least one of two Specialist Units: Solo Music Performance Skill


Working and Developing as an Ensemble Students select from a wide range of Options, which include Aural perception skills, Composing, Improvising, Workshop techniques, Community music, Musical theatre and Popular music to make up their total of 6 Units.


The course requires a high level of independent learning and it is essential that students display dedication towards improving their instrumental or vocal technique through a structured practice routine. The course requires the planning, rehearsal and presentation of frequent public solo and/or ensemble performances and students should therefore strive to broaden their repertoire to encompass a variety of musical styles appropriate to the target audience. Students require good organisational and communication skills.

Entry requirements

In addition to general entry requirements, sound instrumental and/or vocal performance skills and experience are essential. Previous study of the BTEC Music Level 2 is an advantage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Attleborough Academy Norfolk directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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