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Music at Outwood Academy Ripon

Course description

GCE Music Technology specification involves much practical work and encourages the cultivation of a wide range of skills. Students will have the opportunity to sequence MIDI and audio, record live instruments, produce CDs and compose using music technology. They will also build an understanding of the technical processes and principles that underpin effective use of music technology, and comment on it in writing.

Edexcel’s GCE in Music Technology comprises four units and contains two AS units.:

1. The Advanced Subsidiary GCE is the first half of the GCE course and consists of Units 1 and 2. It may be awarded as a discrete qualification or contribute 50 per cent of the total Advanced GCE marks.
2. The full Advanced GCE award consists of the two AS units (Units 1 and 2), plus two A2 units (Units 3 and 4). Students wishing to take the full Advanced GCE must, therefore, complete all four units.
3. The A2, the second half of the Advanced GCE, comprises the other 50 per cent of the total Advanced GCE marks.
There are three areas of study:
- AoS 1: The Principles and Practice of Music Technology
- AoS 2: Popular Music Styles since 1910
- AoS 3: The Development of Technology-based Music

Entry requirements

Students need to be able to play an instrument and have a qualification in GCSE Music or its equivalent.

Students must have an ability to self motivate and work effectively independently. They must also have good computer literacy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Outwood Academy Ripon directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years