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Music Technology A Level at Baines High School

Course description

The Music Technology course involves much practical work and encourages the cultivation of a wide range of skills:

  • Sequencing MIDI
  • Sequencing audio
  • Recording live instruments
  • Producing CDs
  • Composing using music technology.

Music technology plays a key role in music across the world. This qualification is designed to open up a range of exciting and useful tasks and to encourage students to learn about the subject.

Students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original materials using technology.

Course content

Year 12

Unit 1 -Coursework Portfolio (35%)

  • A sequenced arrangement of a piece of popular music in a different style
  • Multi-track recording of a piece of popular music
  • A sequenced recreation of an electronic music track

Unit 2 - Listening and Analysing exam (15%)


Year 13

Unit 3 - Coursework Portfolio (30%)

  • A composition based on a brief set by the exam board
  • A sequenced recreation of a popular music track
  • Multi-track recording

Unit 4 - Analysing and Producing (20%)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Baines High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years