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A Level Music at The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Course description

Performing 30%

Composing 30%

Listening 40%

Entry requirements

- B grade at GCSE music.

- Students should be willing to receive instrumental tuition to prepare for the exam.

- Grade 5 standard in an instrument is desirable, although not essential – discuss with Head of Music if you are not sure.


Performing: a 5 minute performance marked in school, externally moderated.

Composing: a composition and sleeve note completed in controlled conditions, externally moderated.

Listening: End of course exam.

Future opportunities

-  Music is a subject that will not hold you back – it is accepted as a qualification by all red brick universities and Oxbridge.

- Careers in music include performer, sound technician, music management, working in theatres or concert venues, education, and instrumental repair.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years