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Music Technology A Level at Hinchingbrooke School Academy

Course description

Why Study Music Technology?

You will develop vital skills for any career in the field, such as those to do with ICT, practical, aural, creative, research, knowledge and understanding.

You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in Music related courses or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Music such as a Music Composer, Musician, Sound Technician or you may wish to use your music ability for recreational purposes. The course is designed to provide you with access to a range of music related employment and will also develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of other industries are looking for.

Course content

What Does The Course Involve?

  • Sequencing and recording

· Composing

· Listening, based on popular music and jazz

  • Producing and analysing/ demonstrating ability to control and interpret midi data including a study of film music

Entry requirements

What Are The Entry Requirements?

Five 4s. Grade 4 in GCSE Music or equivalent. Undestanding of music theory to at least grade 3 and ability on an instrument are strongly desirable. Ability to play the piano/keyboard and experience of using music technology programmes such as Garageband or Cubase would be advantageous.


Exam Board: Edexcel

By a portfolio of work submitted during the second year of study. This will comprise of a Multitrack recording and a Composition.

There are also two written exams; the ‘Listening and Analysing’ exam followed by the ‘Producing and Analysing’. Both of these will test different aspects of recording and production techniques and principles, in the context of a series of unfamiliar commercial recordings supplied by Pearson

Future opportunities

Leading To A Career In?

Sound recording, leisure industry, composer, music industry, DJ. Careers include: arts, administration, instrument making/repair/restoration, military band, journalism, librarian, music therapy, teacher, lecturer, performer, public relations, tour manager.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please contact the Head of Department Mr W Cooke ( or 01480 375700 ext 5783)

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: 09 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Mt