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BTEC Music (Performing) at Chiltern Hills Academy

Course description

BTEC Music (Performing) is a mainly practical qualification. Here you will learn about music performance and the important areas that surround it.

In Year 12 students can work towards the BTEC Certificate, which is equivalent to an AS Level. In Year 13 students will have the opportunity to progress onto the Subsidiary Diploma, which is equivalent to an A2 Level.

Performance Techniques

Solo Performance

Ensemble Performance

Music Project

The Sound and Music Industry


To complete all these units you will get the opportunity to create your own album, produce a concert, market and publicise them. We will hope to have trips to see many of these processes in action in the music industry and we will introduce you to professional musicians and music engineers to help you complete the tasks. This is a fun and active way to learn about one of the broadest industries.

Entry requirements

The course is an enjoyable way to find out about the music world and what can be achieved in virtually any genre. GCSE Music is not required, however any candidate without it will be expected to show dedication to the subject and demonstrate musical skill at the outset.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chiltern Hills Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years