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Music (GCSE) at Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College

Course description

What will I study? Three main musical skills will be developed throughout the course; Performing, Composing and Listening and Appraising. The main focus for study will be 12 pieces of music set by the exam board. Lessons will involve practical tasks in composing and performing based around these 12 pieces as well as listening activities that aim to develop your musical vocabulary and powers of analysis. The 12 pieces are taken from 4 different ‘Areas of Study’: Western Classical Music Music in the 20th Century Popular Music World Music

Entry requirements

Successful completion of KS3.

Financial information

No cost.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Music or Performing Arts or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to music and the performing arts such as a Teacher or Musician or you may wish to pursue a career in the production of music. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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