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Music BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

The content of the new BTEC qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers, representatives from higher education and professional bodies to ensure that it is up to date.

The four units (three mandatory and one optional) require students to have advanced performance skills and previous composing experience using music technology. Students who do not have instrumental skills or an ability to read music will find aspects of the course more challenging.

The course provides rigour and balance and promotes the ability to apply learning immediately in new contexts.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Music Performance Brief  
    Internal verification
  • Unit 4: Music Composition Brief
    External assessment in May/June. To be completed within 12 hours
  • Unit 5: Professional practice in the Music Industry
    External assessment in May/June. To be completed within 5 hours
  • Option: One Option from a choice of six including: Solo performance or Music ensembles
    Internal verification

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Music. Music Theory knowledge equivalent to Grade 5 Music Theory (ie be able to read standard music notation). Instrumental skills are fundamental to the successful completion of this new course.

Future opportunities

On completion students can progress by studying Music in higher education, or by seeking employment in the music industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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