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Music Technology A Level at The Axe Valley Community College

Course description

Are you keen to create and record music, interested about the way popular musical style has evolved, someone who enjoys listening to music, fascinated to learn about the development of music technology? If yes, then the A level Music Technology course is for you! Where else can you experiment with recording equipment and computer technology, arrange and compose music, and learn about popular music, from rock and roll to reggae, heavy rock to hip hop?

Entry requirements

The normal A* to C pass rate to study advanced Level 3 courses. You will also need to be able to play an instrument.


AS: Study the Principles and Practice of Music Technology Popular Music Styles since 1910 Study of Popular Music, including jazz, pop and rock. A2: In the A2 year, students produce a second portfolio CD, again supported by a written logbook. This contains: Sequenced Integrated Performance: a sequenced performance, integrating live audio and other tracks, with sequenced tracks Multi-Track Recording: a 12-24 live track recording using close-mic and direct-inject capture Composing using Music Technology: a 3-4 minute composition based on a chosen task brief . The A2 practical exam requires students to use musical production software to review given musical material, comment on musical elements and technological processes, identify and correct mistakes, and produce a final stereo mix.

Future opportunities

The GCE in Music Technology is a nationally recognised A level qualification. You could move on to study for a degree or a BTE Higher National Diploma in Music Technology. You could also go straight on to relevant employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Axe Valley Community College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years