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Music AS Level at Queens Park Community School

Course description

Component 1: Performing -30%
A public performance of one or more pieces, performed as a recital.
Performance can be playing or singing solo, in an ensemble, improvising, or realising music using music technology.
The total performance time across all pieces must be a minimum of 6 minutes.
 
Component 2: Composing - 30%
Total of two compositions, one to a brief set by Pearson and one either free composition or also to a brief.
 
Each composition must be at least 2 minutes in duration.
Total time across both compositions must be at least 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
 
Component 3: Appraising - 40%
One written paper of 90 minutes out of 80 marks.
6 areas of study:
 
Vocal Music
Instrumental Music,
Music for Film
Popular Music and Jazz
Fusions
New Directions.
 
Two set works from each area of study are required for AS; students are expected to study the set works at a greater level of depth at A Level.
 
Although the AS exists as a stand-alone qualification, the decision about whether students will take it will be made during the year based on student choices for A level study.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in Music GCSE together with grade 5 performance and theory. A commitment to
independent study and regular instrumental practice is vital.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens Park Community School directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2018
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