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Music AS level at Howard of Effingham School

Course description

Component 1: Performing

- Public recital of one or more pieces (6 minutes)

Component 2: Composing 

-Composing: Two compositions, 4 mins 30 in duration.

Component 3: Appraising*

-Six areas of study: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music for Film, Popular Music and Jazz, Fusions, New Directions.

* Analyse and evaluate music from given areas of study showing understanding of musical elements, contexts and musical language

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in Music or Grade 5 instrumental and Grade 3 theory.


  • Component 1: coursework 30%
  • Component 2: coursework 30%
  • Component 3: written exam 40%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Howard of Effingham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


  • More information
    • Howard of Effingham School is the lead school for The Howard Partnership, a Surrey based Academy chain, originally formed from a federation of schools in 2007 and more recently converting to a Multi Academy Trust.