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Music AS/A2 Level at The Bishops' Blue Coat CofE High School

Course description

Music is a worthwhile, satisfying course which broadens experience as a performer, as an informed member of an audience and a composer. It also develops imagination, fosters creativity and promotes personal and social development.

The course equips students with a uniquely powerful set of tools which are becoming increasingly important for success at work, entry into higher education and lifelong enjoyment of music. This course can also be tailored to meet the demands of our learners.

Course content

Year 12

Unit 1 Influences on Music - study of set works

Unit 2 Creating Musical Ideas - composition task

Unit 3 Interpreting Musical Ideas - solo & ensemble performance folios

 

Year 13

Unit 4 Music in Context - study of set works

Unit 5 Developing Musical Ideas - composition task

Unit 6 A Musical Performance - solo performance folio

Other units will be chosen in consideration of the individual needs of the students.

Entry requirements

As long as you are able to play an instrument or sing to Grade 5 standard when starting Year 12, and have a solid knowledge of music theory, it is not essential to have taken GCSE or BTEC Level 2 Music.

Assessment

Assessment Arrangements

Unit 1 Influences on Music 1¾hr listening & written paper 30% of AS 15% of A Level

Unit 2 Creating Musical Ideas externally assessed composition 30% of AS 15% of A Level

Unit 3 Interpreting Musical Ideas performance folio - internally assessed and moderated 40% of AS 20% of A Level

Unit 4 Music in Context 2¼hr listening & written paper 20% of A Level

Unit 5 Developing Musical Ideas externally assessed composition coursework 15% of A Level

Unit 6 A Musical Performance 10-15min externally assessed solo performance folio 15% of A Level

Future opportunities

This is a industry recognised qualification for performers. Musicians are required to be dedicated, committed and determined to succeed. These qualities are essential to any employer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishops' Blue Coat CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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