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Music A Level at Mill Hill County High School

Course description

The specification aims to encourage students to develop a range of skills knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through performing, composing, listening and appreciation.  It provides a worthwhile course of study to broaden experience, foster creativity and promote personal and social development through musical communication.

Course content

Students should be able to:

  • Interpret musical ideas with technical and expressive control, and with a sense of style and awareness of occasion (performing)
  • Develop musical ideas with technical and expressive control making creative use of musical devices and conventions (composing), through music technology and traditional methods
  • Demonstrate understanding of, and comment perceptively on the structural, expressive and contextual features of music.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a grade B in GCSE Music and a grade 5 practical award and a grade 5 theory award.

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1 - Performing Music
Internally assessed   /   15% of total A Level mark

Unit 2 - Composition
Externally assessed   /   15% of total A Level mark

Unit 3 - Developing Musical Understanding
Externally assessed   /   20% of total A Level mark

A2 Level

Unit 4 - Extended Performance
Externally assessed   /   15% of total A Level mark

Unit 5 - Composition & Technical Study
Externally assessed   /   15% of total A Level mark 

Unit 6 - Further Musical Understanding
Externally assessed   /   20% of total A Level mark

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

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