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Music AS/A2 Level at St Philip Howard Catholic High School

Course description

All AS/A2 students are expected to contribute to the musical life of the school by participating in ensembles and performing in our regular Concerts and Services – Orchestra, Swing Band, Choir, Rock Band, Barbershop. In addition they are encouraged to lead their own ensembles – Clarinet, Flute, Sax Band - by being entirely responsible for their group. As role models, they are expected to lead their section in the Orchestra, offering support and teaching to the younger students. It is expected that they will be keen to perform solos at Concerts. 

Course content

AS UNITS 
UNIT 1: PERFORMING 30%
Solo or Ensemble performance, 5-6 minutes. Grades 5-7 
UNIT 2: COMPOSING 30%
To create a 3 minute piece based on a brief set by the Examination Board, under controlled conditions
UNIT 3: DEVELOPING MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING 40%

A2 UNITS 
UNIT 4: EXTENDED PERFORMING 30% 
Solo or Ensemble performance, 12-15 minutes. Grades 6-8
UNIT 5: COMPOSITION and TECHNICAL STUDY 30%
Two composing tasks: choice of composition and/or composing techniques:
UNIT 6: FURTHER MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING 40%

Entry requirements

Advanced performance skills (instrumental/vocal).

Assessment

UNIT 1/4: Assessed by the school and moderated by the Examination Board UNIT 2/5: Assessed by the Examination Board UNIT3/6: Assessment by a 2 hour examination and marked by the Examination board.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Philip Howard Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 11 December 2015
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