Music A Level at Bacon's College
Music A-Level offers every student the opportunity to move on from where they are, in skills, understanding and imagination. Successful musicians are those that are self-motivated, committed and determined to excel. Success in music requires hundreds of hours of individual study and practice and as such, is valued highly by both Universities and employers.
It will appeal to students who have enjoyed their GCSE course and are eager to gain further insight and understanding into how Music works and how our understanding of Music has developed through time. Through study of composers and performers, you will gain understanding and insight into the tools and devices musicians use to express themselves, and how the culture of the time has helped to shape the music.
Analysis of the set works will help to shape your understanding of the place of Music within society in general and how Music has been influenced by cultural, social and political factors. You will gain practical understanding and appreciation of these set works, both through performance workshops and attending concerts and demonstrations.
You will set the standard for musicianship throughout the College, and play a leading part in the musical life of the school. Music has been considered an essential component of a liberal education since Ancient Greece and is a highly respected academic subject. It demonstrates students’ ability to work both as a member of a team and independently, whilst also showing interest and understanding in the forces and values that have helped to shape our world.
Unit 1: Performing Music
Unit 2: Composing Music
Unit 3: Developing Musical Understanding.
Unit 4: Extended Performance
Unit 5: Composition and Technical Study
Unit 6: Further Musical Understanding.
Students must achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE. Students will struggle if they have not achieved a B in Music GCSE. Students should be at least Grade 4 standard on their first choice instrument.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.