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Music A Level at Paulet 6th Form College

Course description

Study music if you want to broaden your musical horizons and understanding.

If you are considering studying music in Higher Education it is essential. However, many universities look at it favourably when applying for other subjects as it demonstrates motivation, commitment and your ability to work both independently and with others.

If you simply enjoy music.

Course content

You will study the following genres of music in order to answer aural and essay questions in the final examination:


Instrumental music of Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven


Instrumental Jazz from 1900 to the present day


Programme music from the Romantic era.


Popular songs from Ella Fitzgerald to Cole Porter


You will perform a 10 minute programme of music, which will be filmed for submission. Two compositions will also need to be submitted, with a combined minimum duration of four minutes; one brief will be set by the examination board, the other will be set by yourself after discussion with your teacher.

Future opportunities

University/ employment opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paulet 6th Form College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2017
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