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Music - AS/A2 Level at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

Our A-level Music specification enables students to extend their knowledge and understanding of music, to create and develop their own musical ideas and to demonstrate technical, interpretative and communication skills through performing music.

Course content

Component 1: Performing (30%)

A performance of one or more pieces performed as a recital. The total performance time must be a minimum of 8 minutes. Performances can be playing or singing solo or in an ensemble.

Component 2: Composing (30%)

Two compositions, one to a set brief and one a free composition. One of the compositions assesses compositional technique. The total time across both submissions must be a minimum of 6 minutes.

Component 3: Appraising (40%)

One written paper of 2 hours

The areas of study are:

Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music for Film, Popular Music and Jazz, Fusions, New Directions.

For full details see the Pearson Edexcel Website

Entry requirements

Students need to be able to play an instrument or sing and preferably be in receipt of instrumental/vocal lessons.

Assessment

Component 1: Performing (30%)

A performance of one or more pieces performed as a recital. The total performance time must be a minimum of 8 minutes. Performances can be playing or singing solo or in an ensemble.

Component 2: Composing (30%)

Two compositions, one to a set brief and one a free composition. One of the compositions assesses compositional technique. The total time across both submissions must be a minimum of 6 minutes.

Component 3: Appraising (40%)

One written paper of 2 hours

Future opportunities

Instrumentalist

Singer

Pop Group Manager

Song writer

Sound Engineer

Producer

Music Shop Manager

Teacher

Music Therapist

Journalist

Studio Manager

DJ

Concert Promoter

Performer

Music Arranger

Broadcaster

Publicity Agent

Piano Tuner

Backing Vocalist

Career in Marketing

Armed Forces Musician

Working with CD Production

How to apply

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Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: AS - one yae A2 - two year

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