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Music BTEC at Dereham Neatherd High School

Course description

Music surrounds and penetrates our lives in so many ways. BTEC Music is aimed at people who enjoy contemporary music and performing live. The course is vocational and therefore relevant to today’s growing music industry.

Music is an excellent subject to study alongside other arts subjects. It is also a subject chosen to complement predominantly Science or ‘Paper based’ subjects. Some students may use the course as a creative outlet alongside their other A Level subjects. It develops personal skills such as team work, self-motivation and independent learning, as well as fostering a broad eclectic appreciation of music. This makes it an excellent subject when applying to university and people with BTEC Music have gone on to degrees in music, performing arts, arts administration, sound engineering, music management, law, education, TV and Radio, journalism, retail and music therapy

Course content

Year One – Certificate (AS equivalent) In the first year all students will study the core unit plus two optional units. They will be selected to suit the group’s strengths.
Core Unit
- Music Performance Techniques Optional choice (examples below):
- Musical Theatre Performance
- Pop Music in Practice
- Composing Music
- Working With Music Notation Packages

Year Two - Subsidiary Diploma (A2 equivalent)
Core Units (at least One)
- Solo Music Performance
- Working and Developing as a Music Ensemble
Plus 2 optional units from:
- Music in the Community
- Live Music Workshop
- Musical Theatre Performance
- Solo Music Performance Skills
- Working With Music Notation Packages

Entry requirements

Minimum CCCCC including Music GCSE or BTEC.


As for Year One.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dereham Neatherd High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2015

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