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Music Technology at Bishop Luffa School

Course description

Music technology plays a key role in music across the world. This qualification is designed to open up a range of excitingand useful tasks to a wide candidature, and to encourage students to learn about the subject. You are encouraged to explore your musicality and create original materials using technology. There are many important opportunities in higher education, and many career possibilities for those proficient in handling music technology.

AS Level

  • Unit 1 Music Technology Portfolio 1: You will learn and use a variety of music and music technology skills to completethis unit.
  • Unit 2 Listening and Analysing: This unit provides you with an opportunity to study the styles most common in popular music from 1910 through to the present day.

    A2 Level

  • Unit 3 Music Technology Portfolio 2: Unit 3 builds on skills acquired in Unit 1, and extends these to include a composition task.
  • Unit 4 Analysing and Producing: You will be expected to demonstrate your knowledge of music and the principles of music technology through a series of written commentaries, manipulations and production tasks using material provided on an examination paper and recorded on anaudio CD.

  • Entry requirements

    Students who would benefit most fromstudying a GCE in Music Technology are likely to have a Level 2 qualification such as a GCSE in Music at grades A*- B. You should be aware that performing skills need to be at the standard of Grade 5 for AS Level, and Grade 6 for A2 at the time of assessment. A grade B in a creative/technology based subject might also be considered.
    Pupils who have not studied GCSE Music are considered on an individual basis, with equivalent additional or alternative musicalexperience or interests being of primeimportance. It is expected that all pupils will perform regularly in at least one school choir or ensemble.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Luffa School directly.

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years