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Music at Moorlands Sixth Form College

Course description

This qualification has a straightforward structure with three engaging components, assessed through practical performances, conpositions and one externally examined paper.

Course content

Provides a real music focus - the key content of musical elements, contents and language.

Holistic understanding of music- investigate, analysie and evalute music and its features.

Breadth and depth - Set works enable students to conduct in-depth studies into different musical styles and genres and place these within a wider context.

Diverse musical heritage - perform, compose and appreciate different types of music, developing critical and creative thinking, cultural, aesthetic and emotional awareness and the ability to make music individually and as part of a group.

Continuous progressions - builds on understanding at KS4, avoiding unnecessary repetition while also ensuring that learners new to the subject are appropriately supported.

Progressions to higher education - the content allows students to develop their knowledge and skills of music enabling them to progress into undergradute music or music related degree courses.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 higher grades at GCSE including English and maths.

Ideally a GCSE in music and grade 4-5 standard on an instrument and grade V theory is preferred.


Listening, analysis and essay writing.  External examination and teacher assessment.

Future opportunities

Universities and Music Colleges will expect you to have studied A Level if you want to study music.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moorlands Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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