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Music AS/A2 Level at Kings Priory School

Course description

The AQA specification will provide pupils with the knowledge and experience required for all forms of further and higher education. It will also give an understanding, and en-courage appreciation, of musical genres in many contexts.

A third of the units focus on musical knowledge, perception and awareness, through the study of set pieces and listening to a variety of music and musical styles. This not only deals with music from an analytical point of view, but also probes deeper into cultural and historical wrapping. Set works, specified by AQA, provide the focus for some of the paper, whilst more student/ teacher-chosen case studies form another component of this area of study.

Pupils can choose from a range of compositional assignments for coursework, allowing pupils to explore areas they enjoy and are interested in themselves. This allows pupils to demonstrate their ability to create and develop musical ideas with technical control and expressive understanding, making creative use of musical devices, conventions and resource.

Of course, performance is a large component of the course. Lessons are available from our outstanding team of visiting teachers, or some pupils stay with private teachers. Pupils are also encouraged to get involved in the extensive extra-curricular programme Kings Priory School has to offer.

Entry requirements

Pupils must have, how-ever, an adequate performing ability on at least one instrument. The relative standard for performance at AS is around Associated Board Grade 6.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years