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Music Technology at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

This course is currently structured to be the equivalent of 2 A levels. This is still under review, however, and we are subject to OfQual revisions.

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

  • Music Production
  • Composition
  • Listening
  • Performance
  • Sequencing skills
  • Team work and leadership
  • Independent working skills
  • Crictical analysis

 

Course content

10 Units from the following:

LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 1 - Live Sound

TYPE: Mandatory

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 2 - Studio Recording Techniques

TYPE: Mandatory

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 3 - Music and Sound for Media

TYPE: Mandatory

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 5 - Music Technology in Context

TYPE: Mandatory

ASSESSED: External

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 6 - DAW Producation

TYPE: Mandatory Synoptic

ASSESSED: External

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 8 - Creative Synthesis and Sampling

TYPE: Optional

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 10 - Remixing and Reworking

TYPE: Optional

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 12 - Music Technology in Performance

TYPE: Optional

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 13 - Mixing and Mastering Techniques

TYPE: Optional

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 15 - Music Investigation

TYPE: Optional

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 17 - Music Technology and Musicianship

TYPE: Optional

ASSESSED: Internal

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LEVEL: 3 BTEC

UNIT: 18 - Working and Developing as a Production team

TYPE: Optional

ASSESSED: Internal

Entry requirements

5 A*-C passes at GCSE, preferably with grade B in GCSE Music.

Assessment

Coursework.

Future opportunities

Students go into careers such as music production, teaching, composing and song writing. You could work in music retail, music production and music performance administration. If you decide to go to university or college, and you have other qualifications, you could take a degree in subjects such as Music Performance, Music, Music Production and Music Management.

 

WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?

·         Music Production, Performance, Music industry, Publishing copyright and A & R

   WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE

·         BTEC Performing Arts, BTEC Music, Physics, Maths, English

Further information

WHICH SUBJECT COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE?

  • BTEC Performing Arts
  • BTEC Music
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • English

Contact: Ms Durban, Head of Music - edurban.212@lgflmail.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year course, with 10 lessons per week.

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