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A Level Music at St Mary's RC High School

Course description

Performing (40% AS) - Students will perform a Recital lasting 8 minutes to a visiting examiner.
They will also perform a viva voce and an extended performance of 4 minutes.
Composition and Compositional Techniques (30% AS) -Students will complete harmony
exercises and complete and 3 minute composition for between 4 and 10 instruments.
Musical Understanding (30% AS) - Students will take an aural exam and study 6 set works.
Performing (40% A2) - Students will perform a Recital lasting 15 minutes to a visiting examiner.
They will again perform a viva voce.
Composition and Compositional Techniques (30% A2) - Students will complete a portfolio of
Bach Chorale exercises and write a vocal composition lasting up to 4 minutes.
Musical Understanding (30% A2) - Again pupils will undertake an aural exam and will study
Music History on a prescribed topic.

Entry requirements

Students will need grade B or above at GCSE and Grade 5 on any instrument or voice. Grade 5 Theory is compulsory and those students who do not have it must attend theory classes in school until it is obtained. Attendance at upper school choir and other relevant ensembles is also required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary's RC High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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

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