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Music at Brentwood County High School

Course description

The OCR Music AS and A2 courses extend the GCSE skills of performing, composing and appraising in ways which emphasise their interdependence.

There are no limits on the instruments (or voices) and types of repertoire which may be presented in performance. The study of the widest possible range of music, including folk, popular and classical traditions of non-western origin as well as those of jazz and western classical and popular traditions is encouraged. For AS level you will have to: perform solo a programme of pieces which demonstrate features of the repertoire for the instrument or voice, submit a portfolio that demonstrates your developing compositional skills and demonstrate skills of aural perception that will allow you to recognise, describe and compare techniques and effects within selected extracts of music. These core skills are developed further at A2 level

Entry requirements

Students must have at least grade B in the subjects chosen for study


Must have at least grade C in English.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years