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Music A Level at The Knights Templar School

Course description

What will I learn on this Advanced GCE course?

The course demands performing, composing, listening and analytical skills in almost equal measure. You will improve your skills in performing and composing in a range of styles. You will listen to a wide variety of music and develop a more informed appreciation of how and why it was written and /or performed.

What kind of student is this course suitable for?

Anyone who has a keen interest in performing, composing and listening to different styles of music and who wishes to broaden their experience and deepen their understanding of both live and recorded music. According to which areas of study and options you choose, you could follow a route which focuses mainly on classical music or popular music, for example. There are areas of study in ‘Keyboard Music’, ‘Popular Music and Jazz’’, ‘Music for Film and Television’, World Music’, Secular Vocal Music’, ‘Sacred Vocal Music’, ’Music for Large Ensemble’, ’Music for Small Ensemble’ and ‘20th and 21st Century Art Music’.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths, for a full level 3 programme.

It is useful to have Music at GCSE level, but this is not essential as long as you can already play a musical instrument and are able to read music.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Knights Templar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2015
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Key information

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