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Music Performance BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This is a vocational qualification designed to prepare you for a career in the performing arts. All units are studied in a practical, workshop environment and assessment is based on performance work. Students are expected to keep comprehensive records to support their practical work.

The Subsidiary Diploma is 3 core units and 3 optional units.

Course content

  • Unit 25 – Music Production Techniques
  • Unit 24 – Music project
  • Unit 40 – Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
  • Unit 34 – Contemporary Song writing Techniques
  • Unit 43 – Music Theory in Practice
  • Unit 23 – Music Performance Techniques
  • Unit 35 – Singing techniques
  • Unit 33 – Solo Music Performance Skills
  • Unit 19 – Music and Society
  • Unit 30 – Pop Music in Practice
  • Unit 39 – The Sound and Music Industry
  • Unit 28 – Musical Theatre


There are no timed examinations in this subject; formal assessments are made by the course leader at the end of each unit.

This is through a variety of tasks, these include: performances, presentations, essays, log books, websites, blogs, video’s and recording sessions.

Future opportunities

  • Copyright and Royalties Law
  • Higher Education research
  • Floor Manager
  • Box Office Administrator
  • Tourism Industry
  • Mobile Phone Industry
  • Pop Star
  • Music Teacher / Lecturer
  • TV and Media
  • Performer / Session player
  • Theatre
  • Journalism
  • Recording Studio Manager
  • Sound Engineer

Further information

What Skills will I gain?

  • Creative thinking
  • Interpretation of performances
  • Analysis skills and listening skills through studying set work scores
  • Composing individual and original material
  • Practicing to improve instrumental technique
  • Ensemble skills
  • Developing patience
  • Improving organisation skills
  • Self discipline

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

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