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Music AS Level at Gordano School

Course description

In this course you will discover more about: Aural analysis: dictation, composition techniques and free composition
Performing: both solo and as part of an ensemble.
Historical studies and textual analysis of set works and topics

Course content

Unit 1: Approaches to Performing
A public performance of one or more pieces, performed as a recital of minimum 6

Unit 2: Approaches to Composition
Total of two compositions, one to a set brief and one either free composition or set brief.

Unit 3: Appraising (90 minute exam) Through investigation and analysis of six areas of study, each with two set works

Entry requirements

Involvement in at least 2 extra-curricular activities each week is expected with public performance on main instrument and attendance at school concerts.

Future opportunities

Music A-level can lead to a variety of career and higher education routes, including cours
es in Performance, Composition, general Music degrees, Music Technology or Music Therapy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gordano School directly.

Last updated date: 23 January 2017

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