Music A Level at The Campion School
There are 6 units of study in this examination. The first three can count separately as an AS level 1.Performing 15% (30% of AS level) This unit extends and develops performing skills from GCSE level. Candidates perform one or two solo pieces, as well as taking part in a range of performance activities during the course. 2.Composition 15% (30% of AS level) Students choose 1 composition brief from a list of 4. 3.Developing Musical understanding 20% (40% of AS level) Students study music from the Instrumental and Vocal music areas of study. They also answer questions based on Listening skills, Investigating Musical Styles and Understanding Chords and Lines in relation to the two areas of study and jazz. 4. Specialist Option 15% either a) Performing (perform a 20 minute recital) or b) Composing (compose 2 pieces, lasting 6 min. approx.) 5.Performing and Composing 15% Pupils take part in a range of solo & ensemble performance activities during the course. They also extend one of the compositional techniques studied in Unit 2. 6.Analysing Music 20%
A sound basis in Music at GCSE is usually required, as is the ability to play an instrument to a high level. The basic standard expected at AS level is Grade 5 and at A2 level, Grade 6. Pupils will be expected to make a commitment to supporting music in the School. They will also need the self-discipline to pursue a fair amount of private study.
The Music A’ level is clearly an important basis for further study in the subject, and every year a number of pupils go on to do a higher education Music course. However the combination of discipline and enjoyment gained from studying Music makes it an excellent A’ level to take for its own sake and it is greatly valued by Universities and Colleges as an excellent qualification to have alongside others.
To find out more about this course / qualification, please contact us, or you can ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Campion School directly.