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Music A Level at Bristol Free School

Course description

Music is an essential part of the human experience. It allows us to unleash creativity and communicate ideas and emotions through sound. Music connects us to different cultures and times. It is a science as well as an art form, which means it will help you build your problem solving, research, planning, analytical and critical thinking skills. Musical performance is collaborative, confidence building and for many a lifelong source of joy and fulfilment.

A Level Music to engage and extend appreciation of the diverse and dynamic heritage of music, promote spiritual and cultural development, encourage life-long learning and provide access to music-related and other careers. The course encourages students to experience all three main musical disciplines of performing, composing, and listening and understanding.

Course content

Unit 1: Performing (30%)

Unit 2: Composing (30%)

Unit 3: Appraising (40%)

Music is often taught in small classes and teaching resources are tailor-made to bring out the best in students and play to their individual strengths. Lessons will focus on developing practical performance and composition skills, as well as listening and analysis of a wide range of pieces.

Entry requirements

Must include a B grade or above in Music GCSE, grade 3 or above level Music Theory skills, and instrumental skill of grade 4 or above.

Future opportunities

Music is a traditional academic subject recognised by all universities, including Oxbridge. A large proportion of students goes on to study Music at either university or music college. There is a wide range of career options available as a performer, composer or many other related Musical careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Free School directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2017

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