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Music Technology A Level at Coombeshead Academy

Course description

On this course students learn, develop and use a variety of Music and Music
Technology skills to complete this unit. MIDI sequencing and multi-track recording as
well as arranging skills are all key components assessed through practical work.
Students must complete three tasks which together make the Music Technology

Entry requirements

GCSE Music grade C minimum
BTEC First Certificate minimum Pass grade.
Students need to be studying an instrument and should be at least grade 5.
Consideration is given to students who do not have a Music qualification if they are a competent practical musician with some theory knowledge and the interest and potential to succeed in achieving the qualification.


Future opportunities

All these Music pathways either lead naturally to a degree in Music or combined
with another subject. Other than work in education, musical performance and the
music industry, the study of Music at A Level has direct links with sound engineering,
radio, television and the theatre.
Music therapy is also now recognised as an important aspect of mental health and
the training of the handicapped. For brass and woodwind players it is also a
stepping stone for a career as a bandsman in one of the Armed Forces.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years