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Music Performance BTEC Level 3 at John Cabot Academy

Course description

Develop your practical skills in performing and composing through practising your own instrument and forming your own bands! Experience the thrill of planning your own live music event!

Course content

Year 1

Music Performance Techniques: Develop and showcase your own performance skills.
Pop Music in Practice: Research and perform popular music in a group of fellow students. Music from the blues to dub step, and everything in between.
The Music Freelance World: How to make a living from being a musician.

Year 2

Solo Music Performance Skills: Extended opportunity to show how you have improved as a performer.
Music Project: In your group plan, prepare and present your own live music event. Choose your own venue!
Music in the Community (Optional): Plan and devise an event for a group in the local community.
Composing Music (Optional): Develop your own portfolio of musical compositions. This will be your own choice of style/genre.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Music.


Teacher marked – internally and externally moderated. All units 33% of year course.

Future opportunities

University: BA / BMus courses; joint honours courses (Music with...); music college; specialist training in pop / rock music.


Performer; composer; session musician; music studio; retail; education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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