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Music A Level at Ilkley Grammar School

Course description

AS and A Level music directly support progression to further and higher education in music and related subjects, as well as providing all students with a platform to inspire a lifelong interest and enjoyment of, music.

Course content

Component 1: Appraising Music
(Listening and Written Paper)
120 marks
Section A: Listening (56 marks)
Section B: Analysis (34 marks)
Section C: Essay (30 marks)

Component 2: Performance
(externally marked) 50 marks
A minimum of 10 minutes of performance is required.

Component 3: Composition
(externally marked) 50 marks
2 compositions (one brief-led and the other
free choice). A minimum of 4 minutes 30
seconds is required.

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for Post-16: 5 grade 4/C at GCSE, preferably including English and Maths. Specific entry requirements: Grade 4 in GCSE music or Grade 5 practical in chosen instrument/voice.


Component 1: 40%
Component 2: 35%
Component 3: 25%

Future opportunities

Music based courses post-18 but also any Arts, Social Sciences, Science pathway.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilkley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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