Music A Level at Paddington Academy
You’ll enjoy this course if you’ve enjoyed your time studying GCSE Music and want to take your knowledge, understanding and skill in the three main areas of music study (appraising, composition and performing) to the next level.
Component 1: Appraising music – students will develop their knowledge and understanding of music in this area of the course through the study of a wide variety of musical styles and periods
Component 2: Performance – In this component, students will be assessed on their ability to perform on their chosen instrument, either in an ensemble or solo. The performance can also be completed as a music production if you are a music technology specialist rather than an instrumentalist
Component 3: Composition – students are assessed on their ability to compose music to a brief as well as compose music in a style of their choice
Component 1: Appraising music – 40% (exam)
Component 2: Performance – 35% (performance exam)
Component 3: Composition – 25% (coursework)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paddington Academy directly.