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Music A Level at Chelsea Academy

Course description

At AS you will prepare and perform a 5-6 minute assessed performance either solo or as part of an ensemble. You will also study composition skills, leading to composing a 3-minute piece in response to a chosen brief. You will develop your musical understanding by studying set works, completing a harmony exercise and listening and appraising a selection of musical genres.

At A2 you will produce an extended performance and also complete a composition and technical study. You will submit two compositions or two technical studies, or one composition and one technical study. You will also complete a further detailed study of set works, aural analysis, continuity and change in instrumental music.

Entry requirements

Either a grade 6 in GCSE Music or an equivalent (ABRSM Grade 5 Theory) is required. Instrumental / Vocal grade 5 or above is recommended.


Coursework: 60%

Examination: 40%

Future opportunities

This course provides a very sound basis for any music degree or work within the music profession. Music is widely regarded to be an attractive subject for employers due to the skills it develops, including evaluation, performance, confidence, communication and working with others.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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