Music Level 3 AS & A2 at Woodkirk Academy
UNIT 1: Influence on Music (EXAM)
30 minute listening exam
Set works exam - 1 hour (2 essay questions)
UNIT 2: COMPOSING USING MUSICAL IDEAS (COURSEWORK)
Students have to create a composition from a choice of three briefs:
a) Compositional Techniques
b) Free composition
Briefs are released in November and pupils have a maximum of 20 supervised hours to complete their composition
It is expected that you will have achieved Grade B or above at GCSE Music
For AS Music, you must be Grade 4 Standard or above on your chosen instrument by the time you come to perform
For A2 Music, you must be Grade 6 standard or above on your chosen instrument
You must have instrumental lessons on your chosen instrument either privately or at school You are entitled to free instrumental lessons at school on one of your instruments.)
You must have a passion for music!
All performing coursework is completed throughout the year and performances may be redone as many times as you wish!
Composing briefs are set in November and must be completed within 20 supervised hours (this must be done at school)
Listening exams take place early June
Potential HE and Career Links
BA/BMUS Music degree
' Music Teacher
BTEC in Performing Arts
' Music Therapy
Performer / Professional Musician
' Music Journalism
What the students say!
'Completing and passing GCSE Music encouraged me to stay on at 6 th form as I was able to take both Music and Music Technology'
''It may be difficult but you get so much support that you just fly through.'
How to apply
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