Music BTEC Level 3 at Withernsea High School Specialising In Humanities
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music (composing): this course enables students to develop their composing, recording, editing and arranging skills. It is designed to prepare students for degree standard study, and an ideal pathway into the music industry (it is focused on industry specific skills).
Year 12 (Lower Sixth) and Year 13 (Upper Sixth) Lessons
Unit 20: Music and Sound for the Moving Image.
Assignment 1: The Components of a Moving Image
Assignment 2: Putting Music to the Picture
Assignment 3: Designing Sound
Assignment 4: Delivering Your Work to the Client
Unit 3: Arranging Music
Assignment 1: Exploring arranging techniques
Assignment 2: Arranging for Different groups, resources and genres (portfolio)
Assignment 3: Notating - Making the Score
Unit 32: Sequencing systems and techniques
Assignment 1: Making the Computer and MIDI hardware systems work effectively
Assignment 2: Applying MIDI sequencing skills
Assignment 3: Applying Audio sequencing skills
Assignment 4: Understanding and using sequencing terminology
Unit 7: Composing Music
Assignment 1: Creating a range of contrasting ideas.
Assignment 2: Explaining a range of composing techniques and development processes.
Assignment 3: Making and presenting a range of compositions in a variety of styles/genres to form a portfolio.
Unit 34: Contemporary song-writing techniques
Assignment 1: Analysing examples of song writing, and producing lyrics from a range of starting points
Assignment 2: Compose effectively structured music for song lyrics.
Assignment 3: Present a portfolio of original songs in a variety of genres.
Unit 41: Working with Music Notation Packages
Assignment 1: Explaining the development of musical scores in a range of historical contexts.
Assignment 2: Creating a musical score for Orchestra using Sibelius software.
Assignment 3: Editing the score within Sibelius software for accuracy and specific performance details.
Assignment 4: Realising the score by using MIDI controllers within Music Creator.
All units are assessed internally and verified by external moderation.
Students can study further at University where various courses in Music and Music Technology are available. Some students may also opt to combine Music with another subject, such as Business Management which would be ideal for someone looking at running their own venue. Further study of Music Technology would also prepare learners for work in the world of music production and live performance.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Withernsea High School Specialising In Humanities directly.