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Music A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Practical music-making is integral to this course.

Why choose Music?

Music A level provides an excellent all-round education in the varied aspects of music making. Skill areas cover performing and composing as well as aural, harmony and historical analysis. It is a creative subject which provides opportunities to work in your own preferred styles, whilst retaining a focus on traditional Western classical music.
The course has a large coursework element which enables you to work at length and in detail on your coursework submissions. Practical music-making is integral to the course; solo and/or ensemble playing is required so you must be having regular lessons with a suitably qualified professional on your main instrument or voice.
Within the department there is an excellent and varied extracurricular programme including the following groups: chamber choir, College choir, folk/roots group, jazz choir, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra and wind orchestra. You are required to be part of at least two of these groups. Instrumental award ensembles are given coaching by professional musicians and there are regular extension events including trips to concerts/operas, workshops, careers talks and university talks and concert tours.

"I love music at Hills because every lesson is great fun, working with others on a variety of pieces. I'm always in the music block at lunch playing and singing in all sorts of groups." Ross Williams


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Music: GCSE grade 6 or B in Music (plus grade 5 instrument or voice, and basic keyboard skills)

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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