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Music AS/A2 *Fees payable* at Sheffield High School

Course description

What will I be studying?

Influences on Music in Context (e.g. The Western Classical Tradition, Music Theatre, Early 20 th Century Jazz)

Practical aspects of performance and communicating as a musician.

Creating and Interpreting Musical Ideas

How sounds are organized.

What does this subject involve?

Performing (in an ensemble and as a soloist), compositional techniques, aural skills, and listening and appraising skills which include the study of various musical genres and the analysis of set works.


Entry requirements

At least Grade 6 (instrument or voice)

At least Grade 5 theory of music

A willingness to keep improving as a performer

A healthy curiosity about how music works and how it has been communicated to people over the years

An interest and enjoyment in listening to and making music.

It is preferble that you have studied music at GCSE.

Future opportunities

Those who continue their music studies to a higher level pursue careers such as: arts administration, media, performance, teaching, studio and orchestral management, music therapy, publishing, and recording.



Further information

Because the A level classes are relatively small, we are able to attend several 'extras' - e.g. Performance master classes, BBC live broadcasts, concerts etc.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 years