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Music Technology AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

Music Technology plays a key role in music across the world. This qualification will enable you to explore your musicality and create original materials using technology. This course is suitable for students who do not play a traditional instrument.

Music Technology, like other forms of technology, advances rapidly and you will learn about recent developments in the field and develop a wide range of skills through an emphasis on practical work including:

  • sequence MIDI
  • sequence audio
  • record live instruments
  • produce CDs
  • compose using music technology

This course offers you opportunities to build your understanding of the technical processes and principles that underpin effective use of Music Technology, and to comment on it in writing.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at Grade C or above. The Music team will usually want to hold a separate interview with interested students.


35% examination, 65% coursework.

Future opportunities

There are many important opportunities in higher education, and many career possibilities for those proficient in handling Music Technology.

A-level Music Technology is widely accepted by universities because it provides valuable experience and preparation for students wishing to study this subject at degree level. Music Technology careers could include work as a sound engineer, record producer or teacher.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Contact name:
    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
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      St Aloysius is a school of tradition, having served the local Catholic community since 1879. We are a caring Christian community offering our students a high quality education in a disciplined but caring environment.

      We aim to treat students as individuals and to bring out the best in each student. This includes achievement to the best of their potential, but more particularly their personal development so that they can play a full and positive role in our local community and society in general. The school believes that education is essentially a partnership between parents and teachers and we actively seek to practise this.

      St Aloysius is a specialist Maths and Computing College and we have 250 computers available for student use and we firmly believe that the proper use of information technology can greatly assist our students' learning.

      We were delighted to be part of the Islington phase one Building Schools for the Future programme which has given us a new school building appropriate to the needs of the 21st century. We are continually updating facilities; as well as our own thirteen acres playing fields just ten minutes' walk away, we have a brand new sports pavilion and a new music block.

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