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Music A level at Nower Hill High School

Course description

Who is the course for?

Students who want a wide practical and academic understanding of music and enjoy learning about a variety of styles and music genres.

How will I be taught?

Individual and small group work, class work, practical sessions. As part of continued learning between lessons students will have to practice their instruments on a regular basis. We encourage students to listen to a wide range of musical compositions and styles in their own time. They will be required to complete essays, research and composition for homework.

Course content

You will develop skills in performing, composing, listening and analysis. You will improve your performance and composition in a variety of styles. You will listen to a wide range of music and develop a deeper understanding of how and why it was written.

Entry requirements

Students must achieve Grade B or above in GCSE Music in addition to Grade 5 on an instrument.

 

Assessment

By listening examination, externally assessed performance coursework and externally assessed composition coursework.

Future opportunities

Progression to degrees at university or music college and employment in the music industry or in teaching.

 

Further information

What equipment or materials will I need?

Paper, manuscript paper, musical instrument (including voice), writing equipment.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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