BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music at Waddesdon CofE School
The Music BTEC suits those who have instrument and/or vocal skills, are interested in working as musician in a range of styles and enjoy working with others to create performances. Students will study units based on session styles; music performance techniques; popular music history and working and developing as a musical ensemble. You will also learn how to plan and participate in a music project.
For the practical units you will often be given projects, which will lead to a live performance or gig. The size of your band or ensemble, and the type of material you will be playing will vary greatly. You will get the chance to develop a variety of practical skills including; working from some form of notation, learning to run rehearsals and develop arrangements, working under the direction of other students, developing second instrument skills or some singing.
Further study units will be selected from the following:
Unit 24 Music Project
Unit 39 The Sound and Music Industry
Unit 30/6 Pop/Classical Music in Practice
Unit 19 Music and Society
Students should have a GCSE Music grade B or higher, but, more importantly, should show an interest in practical music making and performance
Assessment is entirely coursework based
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waddesdon CofE School directly.