Music A level at Oaks Park High School
Teaching will take place in whole group sessions as well as individual tutorial time and instrumental or vocal lessons. The dedicated music classrooms, IT suite and practice rooms provide an inspiring and creative environment. Music Technology in the form of individual workstations will be employed to aid composition and performance.
Unit 1 - 'AS' Performing. solo and/or ensemble performances 15%
Unit 2- 'AS' Composing: developing musical ideas 15%
Unit 3 -'AS' Developing Musical Understanding 20%
Unit 4 - 'A2' Extended Performance 15%
Unit 5 - 'A2' Composing and Technical Study 15%
Unit 6 - 'A2' Further Musical Understanding 20%
'C' grade or above in Music GCSE. Grade 4+ standard on instrument, or voice. (An excellent standard on an instrument may be acceptable if music was not taken at GCSE)
Assessment will be through solo and ensemble performances, composition portfolios and a written and listening examination.
After completing Music A-Level you will be very well placed to continue your studies at degree level either at a university or conservatoire. The course gives you skills in performing, composing and analysis, therefore you will have a great choice in the direction you take.
Possible employment prospects include: session musician, film and TV composer, Arts administrator, conductor, animator and instrumental teacher.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oaks Park High School directly.