Music A Level at Bishop Ramsey C of E School
A level music is made of 3 different strands, performing, composing and appraising. Students will enjoy composing and listening to a wide range of music from both classical and popular cultures.
Component 1 – Performance
A 15 minute recital with a minimum of 3 pieces in any style on any instrument or voice. You can choose to specialize in this for a bigger percentage of your mark.
Component 2 – Composing
2 compositions. 1 in the Western Classical style, 1 free choice. You can choose to specialize in this for a bigger percentage of your mark.
Component 3 - Appraising
Summary of Assessment – Eduqas [part of WJEC] GCE A level Music
Additional Subject Entry Requirements
You will need to be proficient on your instrument or voice to at least Grade 5 or above (Associated Board).
Music GCSE Grade 5 or above preferable but not essential.
25% / 35%
15 minute recital - marked by a visiting examiner
25% / 35%
2 compositions - sent off to be externally marked
Written exam - 2 hours 30 minutes - marked externally
An A level in this subject would enable you to apply for a degree in music, music technology and music media. It is also requirement for degrees in performing arts and sound recording. Studying A level music is desirable for other careers such as musical theatre.
Please contact Ms Jankauskaite at the school or visit the WJEC website
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Ramsey C of E School directly.