Music Technology A level at Wood Green School
Music Technology encompasses all forms of technology involved with the musical arts, particularly the use of electronic devices and computer software to facilitate recording, composition and analysis.
Grade C or above in GCSE Music or at least Grade 3 standard on your instrument and/or Grade 3 music theory for AS. You must be able to understand classical notation (treble and bass clef). We recommend that students continue to take an active part in music-making.
Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio 1 (70%) 1A – Sequenced realised performance. 1B – Multi-track recording. 1C – Creative sequential arrangement. Unit 2: Listening and Analysing (30%) The development of popular music styles from 1920 to the present day. 1¾ hours listening examination.
A2 Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2 (60%) 3A – Sequenced performance. 3B - Multi-track recording. 3C – Composing with music technology.
Unit 3: Analysing and Producing (40%) 2 hour examination which will test students’ musical understanding, their ability to manipulate and correct recorded music and their ability to write commentaries on technological processes. They will also be tested on their ability to produce a balanced stereo mix.
There are many important opportunities in higher education, and many career possibilities for those proficient in handling music technology. Students including those who do not play a traditional instrument are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original materials using technology. An A Level in Music Technology has been widely accepted by higher education providers and prepares you for work as a sound engineer, record producer or teacher. A Level Music Technology combines particularly well with Music, Physics, Mathematics and Drama and Theatre Studies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wood Green School directly.