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Music Technology at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

This course includes

  • Lots of practical work
  • Varied and interesting tasks
  • Inspiring visits
  • Knowledgeable teachers
  • Purpose built studio

and is a great stepping stone for higher education, enabling you to learn practical skills for the music industry.

Course content

The AS course comprises two units:

  • Unit 1 is made up of a musical portfolio containing varied musical tasks including a sequenced arrangement, a multi-track recording, a  creative arrangement task as well as a logbook. 
  • Alongside this, students will study two special focus styles and the development of popular music styles since 1910 in preparation for the

The A2 course builds upon the skills gained at AS level, and students complete a second musical portfolio

  • Unit 3 containing three set tasks including an integrated sequenced arrangement, a multi-track recording and a composition. 
  • Unit 4 exam requires students to manipulate and correct recorded music, write commentaries on technological processes and produce a balanced stereo mix. The exam lasts 2 hours.

Entry requirements

  • Grade C in GCSE Music, a BTEC First Certificate or BTEC First Diploma in Music.
  • The ability to read basic musical notation and keyboard skills are advantageous.

Assessment

AS Course

Unit 1 coursework is completed in controlled conditions throughout the year.

Unit 2 exam lasts 1 hour 45 minutes.

A2 Course

Unit 3 coursework is completed in controlled conditions throughout the year.

Unit 4 exam requires students to manipulate and correct recorded music, write commentaries on technological processes and produce a balanced stereo mix. The exam lasts 2 hours.

 

Future opportunities

This course supports progressions into higher education, training or employment. It can lead to a degree in Music Technology or a vocational course such as a BTEC HNC or HND in Music Production.

For anyone hoping to pursue a career in Music, the Arts or within Media and Broadcasting this is a great course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

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