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Music at Cheam High School

Course description

Always got your headphones blasting out some music? Love discovering new music to listen to? Got a song for every occasion on your play lists? Get a buzz from performing? If yes, you will thrive studying music in the Sixth form. This new course is the equivalent to one A level. Make sure you are ready to expand your musical ear, be prepared to be taken out of your comfort zone and make a start at becoming a great musician. in order to prepare for the step up from level 2 or GCSE to level 3 BTeC in music performance you should be practising your chosen instrument as much as possible.

Course content

The programme covers a wide area of study in music with a focus on four units of work. These include composing music, understanding how the industry works as well as performing to a high standard in both group and solo work.
 
Prepare yourself for studying the following aspects of music:
 
• A variety of musical genres, not just the ones you are used to performing in now
• Performing as a soloist and as a member of a group
• Musical theory – reading music and understanding key words. Try these – chords, sharps, flats, naturals, key signatures, time signatures, melody, harmony, note values, treble and bass clef
• Composing your own music in a variety of styles and instruments

Entry requirements

For all BTEC courses students must have achieved five A*-C at GCSE OR Equivalent including a C or above in GCSE English or Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheam High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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