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Music AS Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

This is a broadly balanced course which seeks to incorporate all elements of music: performance, composition, history and analysis and aural work. You need to play an instrument or sing to at least grade 5 standard and grade 5 theory is essential.

Course content

Module 1 Performing
You will need to perform as a soloist or as part of an ensemble for 6 minutes with half the marks available for the difficulty of the pieces.
Module 2 Composing
You need to compose two pieces; one to a set brief and one either to a set brief or completely free. Each piece needs to be 2 minutes in length.
Module 3 Appraising
There are 6 areas of study each with two set works covering a variety of musical periods and styles. This is assessed by examination.

Future opportunities

A level music is essential for further study of Music at University, College or Conservatoire. It is also a subject that will, either combine well with a science or arts based university course, or be accepted as a subject for entry to any career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Mills High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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