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Music AS Level at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

Course description

This exciting new AS course, is perfect for students who have a real passion for all music genres.

To truly excel on this course you will need a firm foundation of musical knowledge. Having completed and passed Music at GCSE (minimum C grade), you will have gained an understanding of the elements of Music theory. Vital for studying this course is your commitment to creativity and composition. You should play at least one musical instrument to Grade 5 standard or equivalent. Music specific IT skills are also required as you will be using computers and specialist software such as: Ableton Live and Sibelius, to create and manipulate music during the course. This course will guide you through the history of music from the baroque and classical periods, right up to jazz, pop and other 21st century music. Students will be required to perform a repertoire on their chosen instrument. On successful completion of this course, students can progress onto A2 Music, with a view to studying at University in the future or look to working within the music industry with careers including: Session Musician, Composer, Performer, Concert Promotion, Event Management, Music Teacher and Producer to name a few.

Music is a universal language so could take you anywhere!

Course content

UNIT 1 Influences on Music
Set work e.g. Beethoven Symphony No.1.
7.5 % Overall mark

British Popular Music 1960-Current day.
7.5% Overall mark

Listening to excerpts of Classical Music.
15% Overall mark

UNIT 2 Composing Free composition
30% Overall mark

UNIT 3 Performing
Choice out of two categories from six. 40% Over mark
Solo, group and technology choices.

Entry requirements

5 x Grade A-C GCSEs including Minimum Grade C at GCSE Music
Minimum Grade 5 with at least one musical instrument Grade 5 Music Theory (desirable)

Further information

Various trips and visits will be organised throughout the year.

Students will also be encouraged to take part in Music Enrichment, such as: Choir, Band and Campus Productions

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shooters Hill Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2016
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