Music AS Level at Copleston High School
Composing makes up 30% of the AS course Candidates will submit two pieces, one to a brief set by the board and one other free composition or also to a brief. Each composition must be at least 2 minutes in duration.
Appraising is a 90 minute written examination which makes up 40% of the AS course. The first three questions are related to areas of study which include Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music for Film, Popular Music and Jazz, Fusions and New Directions. One short melody/rhythm completion exercise
The second section is an extended response - essay type exercise related to the set works where candidates will be required to write two short essays.
4 AS levels – at least 5 grade Bs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. 3 AS levels – at least 5 grade Cs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. In addition, a grade C in GCSE Music and the ability to perform at Grade 5 standard.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Copleston High School directly.