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Music A Level at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

Do you have a passion for creating or listening to music? Music at A Level broadens and deepens your understanding of performing, composing and analysis of music.

This creative and practical subject has a strong academic focus and is well regarded by higher education institutions.

You will develop your musical skills alongside wider transferable skills: logic, extended essay writing, independent thinking, research and analytical skills. 

Course content

  • Performing (solo or ensemble)
  • Composing (from a choice of briefs in a variety of styles and a free composition) Listening and understanding of set works, short essays and aural skills

Entry requirements

GCSE Music Grade B or Grade 5 standard in instrument or voice


  • Performance of 8 minutes 30%
  • 2 compositions 30%
  • Listening exam 40%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • The Latimer Arts College is a thriving, high performing school and I am privileged to be Principal.  Those in our learning community love contributing to our vibrant and exciting college life, supported by our Arts College ethos. Together we share one key aim: to secureoutstanding achievements for each individual by delivering excellence in all that we do.

      At The Latimer Arts College we place no boundaries on ambition, no limits on aspirations and no barriers in the way of achievement.  We are very proud of our students and to us, every child really does matter: we work tirelessly to make sure that each of our students feels valued, makes progress and achieves personal success so that they can be the best that they can be!

      Siobhan Hearne