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Music at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Sleaford Joint 6th Form is one of the few local institutions that can offer A Level Music.

A Level Music is essential for those who wish to study Music further at University or on other Higher Education Courses. It is equally useful for non-specialists who want to take a challenging and interesting A Level course. It is a highly regarded A-Level as employers recognise the many disciplines, the creativity and the talents that this qualification represents. Qualifications in Music can lead to a variety of careers that do not just include teaching and performing. Students who gain qualifications in Music can go on to work in sound recording and technology, the media, law, composing, the armed forces and many more.


Skills

Music A Level focuses on the skills of performing, composing, listening and understanding. Students will develop their skills as performers either as soloists or in ensembles. They will compose music and learn about harmony and they will build up their aural and analytical skills through study of a variety of set works from 1600 to the present day.


Essential Requirements

It is essential that those wishing to take the A Level Music course should be committed to learning a musical instrument. They will need to be performing at approximately Grade 5 level in Y12 (although the actual Grade 5 qualification is not required). A good understanding of music theory and being able to read music notation, is vital.

Entry requirements

You should have Grade B or above at GCSE Music or at least a Merit at Level 2 BTEC Music. It is essential that those wishing to take the A Level Music course should be committed to learning a musical instrument. You should be able to play a musical instrument or sing at Grade 5 Level (although the actual Grade 5 qualification is not required). A good understanding of music theory and being able to read music notation is vital. If you have not taken GCSE Music or BTEC Music, but have Grade 5 Music Theory, then you may be considered for this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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