Music at Bishop Luffa School
The full GCE course (AS plus A2) is excellent preparation for higher education courses in music, but is equally valuable fornon-specialists as a second or third area of study.
The AS units alone can offer a broad and satisfying experience for those who want to conclude their musical studies at this point.
There are three units of study and these focus on solo performing, composing and listening. You will improve your skills in performing and composing in a range of styles. You will listen to a wide variety of music and develop a more informedappreciation of how and why it was written and/or performed.
Again, there are three units and you will be expected to continue performing during the second year of the course and work on original compositions and compositional exercises. You will perform a short recital and offer a portfolio from a choice of two compositions or two technical exercises, or one of each. A written paper covering further Musical Understanding is similar tothe AS paper, but the questions are more demanding and require study in greater depth.
Students who would benefit most fromstudying a GCE in Music are likely to have a Level 2 qualification such as a GCSE in Music at grades A*- B.
You should be aware that performing skills need to be at the standard of Grade 5 for AS Level, and Grade 6 for A2 at the time of assessment. It is expected that all pupils will perform regularly in at least one school choir or ensemble.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Luffa School directly.