A Level Music Technology at Great Sankey High School
Music Technology is a rapidly expanding industry. Behind every great album, live event and film is a team of highly skilled Music Technology professionals. Studying Music Technology at Barrow Hall College provides students with the knowledge and practical skills to excel in this industry.
Music and Music Technology are given a high profile within the school, and the equipment and facilities are of a similar standard to those used in industry and leading universities. The majority of the course is taught in a purpose built studio, housing state of the art professional recording software.
This is a practical course which will change the way you hear music and sounds for the better. Interactive studentteacher techniques are evident throughout the course.
Unit 1 - Music Technology Portfolio 1: Three pieces of practical coursework, completed under controlled conditions.
Unit 2 - Listening and Analysing: A written examination.
Unit 3 - Music Technology Portfolio 3: Three pieces of practical coursework, completed under controlled conditions.
Unit 4 - Analysing and Producing: An examination, including both written and practical elements
You will need to have a minimum of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE to study this course. You should have an interest in Music and the process of creating it, and you should be computer literate. If you have studied Music GCSE or NCFE Music Technology at Key Stage 4, you will need to have achieved at least a Grade B for GCSE Music, or a pass (equivalent to two B Grades) for NCFE Music Technology. The required skills will be taught as you progress through the course.
AS– Unit 1 is worth 70% and Unit 2 is worth 30% of the AS grade
A2– Unit 3 is worth 60% and Unit 4 is worth 40% of the A2 grade
Careers in music technology include: music producer, audio engineer, recording engineer, mastering engineer, audio editor, audio systems engineer, audio systems designer, software designer, sound designer, performer, DJ, songwriter, film composer, live sound specialist, audio technician, foley artist, radio producer and many more.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Sankey High School directly.