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Music Technology A Level at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form

Course description

Music Technology involves using a variety of technologies to replicate and manipulate sounds and music. You will become familiar with using computer sequencers, multi-track recording equipment and mixing desks. The course consists of three units studied in the first year and three more in the second year. After the two years your qualification will be the equivalent of one A-Level. Pupils who take this course should have a basic knowledge of music notation. The course is assignment based and will be taught through a range of techniques.

Course content

AS

Unit 25: Music Production Techniques = 10 Credits

Unit 32: Sequencing Systems and Techniques = 10 Credits

Unit 14: Listening Skills for Music Technologists = 10 Credits

A2

Unit 2: Sound Engineering Principles = 10 Credits

Unit 35: Sound Creation and Manipulation

Unit 9: Delivering a Music Product

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths.

Assessment

Course assessment Year 1

Term 1Unit 25: Music Production Techniques = 10 credits Key assessment: P, M, D 1-3 Term 2 Key assessment: Unit 25 P, M, D 4

Term 3 Unit 32: Sequencing Systems and Techniques = 10 Credits Key assessment: Unit 32 P, M, D 1,2

Term 4 Key assessment: Unit 32 P, M, D 3, 4

Term 5 Unit 14: Listening Skills for Music Technologists = 10 Credits Key assessment: Unit 14 P, M, D 1,2

Term 6 Key assessment: Unit 14 P, M, D 3, 4 Finalise any unfinished units from terms 1-6.

Year 2

Term 1 Unit 2: Sound Engineering Principles = 10 Credits Key assessment: Unit 2 P, M, D 1,2

Term 2 Key assessment: Unit 2 P, M, D 3,4

Term 3 Unit 35: Sound Creation and Manipulation = 10 Credits Key assessment: Unit 35 P, M, D 1,2

Term 4 Key assessment: Unit 32 P, M, D 3, 4

Term 5 Unit 9: Delivering a Music Product = 10 credits Key assessment: Unit 9 P, M, D 1,2

Term 6 Key assessment: Unit 9 P, M, D 3, 4 Finalise any other unfinished units.

Future opportunities

This course can lead to careers in many music fields such as sound engineering, music production, studio work, education or any creative genre, as well as degree level study in music and music technology or commercial music courses and qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

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

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