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GCSE: Music at Ashby School

Course description

Music students take part in a variety of different projects to explore the course's three main components: performing, composing and listening. Performing and composing each account for 30 per cent of the course, while listening makes up the remaining 40 per cent. Students perform as soloists and in groups. This involves performing music studied during school projects, as well as music learnt at home. By the end of the course, students are required to perform and record two pieces which demonstrate their performing ability and compose their own music in two contrasting styles. The course explores many different types of music and gives students the opportunity to experiment.

Entry requirements

Students choosing this course must be able to read music and play an instrument or sing.

Future opportunities

Students can take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Music or Performing Arts. They may need to strengthen their grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, students can choose a career related to music and the performing arts such as becoming a teacher or musician. Students may wish to pursue a career in the production of music. Some students opt to go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of an employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashby School directly.

Last updated date: 25 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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