A Level Music Technology at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
UNIT 1 Music Technology Portfolio 70% Here you learn to multi track, sequence creatively and realise a sequenced performance.
UNIT 2 In the listening exam you will learn basic notational theory and identify features of technological and musical developments in popular music from 1910.
In Year 13 the 2 units are again taken in the form of coursework and an exam although the latter is practical in nature.
UNIT 3 is a Music Technology Portfolio where you produce a sequenced integrated performance, a multi track recording and a composition using technology.
UNIT 4 Here the focus of what you will learn is based around music technology in practice and the principles of technology. This is learnt so you can apply it in a series of tasks in the exam.
Admission to the Music Technology course is through interview at Barnet A Level Music Centre (Woodhouse College) where the course is taught to QEGS students as well as students from other schools in the Borough. Ideally you should an A or B grade at Music GCSE and some experience of music technology but alternative qualifications such as approximately Grade 5 in practical or theory music exams.
UNIT 1—70% Submission of recordings, MIDI files of all 3 pieces. Completion of logbook. You are allowed a maximum of 20 hours to complete each piece of work.
UNIT 2—30% This is a listening and written exam in May of Year 12 testing your knowledge of the areas and topics studied. This is 1 hour 45 minutes and is taken at QEGS.
UNIT 3—60% Here the assessment consists of submission of 3 pieces of coursework: A sequenced integrated performance. Multi Track recording. A composition. All 3 recordings are assessed and a logbook about the tasks. You have a maximum of 20 hours to complete each task.
UNIT 4—40% A practical and listening exam in May of Year 13.
This music qualification can lead to many forms of study and career after school. Although a relatively new course, music technology is very popular at universities and colleges and can lead to work in many fields-broadcasting, recording, performing, teaching and music administration.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School directly.