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Music A-Level at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The first year of this course is an AS level qualification and consists of 2 units of study. The student may continue to study for a second year in order to gain an A2 qualification. This course is split into 3 main sections: Units 1 and 4 are written units, they aim to build on the knowledge and skills candidates have gained through: • GCSE. • Performance qualifications from other organisations. • Their own experience. Units 2 and 5 are composing units offer opportunities for candidates to: • Use music technology. • Improvise. • Present conventional submissions in staff notation. • Acquire music techniques of the Western Classical Tradition. Units 3 and 6 are performance units enable candidates to demonstrate their skills: • As soloists. • In ensembles. • By performing on a second instrument. • By using music technology. The A Level is designed to enable candidates to choose a path best suited to their needs. This could be within the music industry, academic study or for interest. It will give them a life-long enjoyment and understanding of music as a listener or performer, at any level.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 Music Theory, Grade 7 Practical, Grade A at GCSE Music


Coursework and exam.

Future opportunities

University study, work within the music industry, teaching and a variety of other music based careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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