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Music A Level at St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls

Course description

The A Level General Music is a two year course consisting of the study of musical history, the analysis of set works, the study of compositional techniques, and training in aural perception. The course also includes the preparation of a short solo performance and the opportunity to prepare a dissertation or/and a folio of compositions.

This course follows a traditional path involving: performing, composing, aural skills and analysis. It is designed to allow students to study music in an integrated way with the opportunity to specialise at Advanced GCE. It allows students to study music as a practical, intellectual subject with specialist pathways in performing and composing. It is designed to have the rigour of Advanced GCE in terms of the breadth, depth and scope of the content as well as in the challenges posed in the assessment tasks. It recognises that we live in an age of cultural diversity and the Areas of Study cover a wide range of music: classical, world, popular and jazz.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics. Grade A to B (preferably A or A*) in Music GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

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