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Music Practitioners (Level 3 Diploma) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form

Course description

The course will suit musicians who have a passion for performing and who are interested in developing their musical skills.

The Music Practitioners is aimed at Sixth Form students who are enthusiastic performers. The aim of the course is to provide students with a core focus (performing) completing three core units and three specialist units over two years.

Course content

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their performance skills through:

● Developing effective instrumental or vocal technique through a structured practice routine, learning a range of appropriate repertoire for a solo and ensemble performance.

● Learning and understanding the different roles in the live music industry. Developing their organisation skills to manage a project, preparing financial records and taking responsibility to oversee the project and evaluate a successful live event.

● Preparing for a live event, working as a member of a team and contributing to a performance to a technically acceptable level

Entry requirements

Grade 4 or above at GCSE Music or equivalent Music performing evidence, such as graded exams or equivalent standard to grade 4.


Core Units Music Performance Techniques, Solo Music Performing Skills , Planning for a Career in Music

Specialist Units (A choice of 3)  Aural Perception Skills, Music Project , Improvising Music, Modern Music in practice, Musical Theatre Performance, Pop Music in practice, Music Dissertation

Future opportunities

The completion of six units will be assessed against a set of outcomes, which is an on-going process enabling students to analyse and improve their own performance throughout the course. The units are graded as a Pass, Merit or a Distinction, which is equivalent to an E Grade, C Grade and an A*/A Grade. The Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance is a nationally recognised vocational qualification aimed at developing student’s performance skills to progress into higher education and pursuing a career in music.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017

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