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Music at The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

Course description

AS Music is an academic course, but has a strong performing element in it. It has been designed to provide a logical follow on from GCSE, with the three aspects of performing, composing and listening reflected in the three units of the Year 12 course.

 

Course content

Unit 1 A solo performance is required, lasting about 5-6 minutes in one performance, which can be done anytime. It will be recorded and assessed externally.

Unit 2 A free composition is required, in virtually any style. It will be composed in 15 monitored hours at School

Unit 3 This involves the study of two contrasting areas of music: Instrumental Music and Applied Music. The latter usually contains two contemporary style songs, but the rest is classical. It also includes a compulsory study of basic harmony. There is a two hour exam at the end of the year.

A2 (Year 13)

Unit 1 A solo performance is required, lasting about 12 minutes in one performance, which can be done anytime. It will be recorded and assessed externally.

Unit 2 Two composing options are required: either two free compositions, in virtually any style (composed in 14 monitored hours at School) or two stylistic exercises (Harmony and Counterpoint), examined in a three hour paper, OR one of each.

Unit 3 This involves the study of two contrasting areas of music: Instrumental Music and Applied Music. The latter usually contains two contemporary pieces (eg film scores), but the rest is classical.

Entry requirements

Grade A in Music

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015
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