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A Level Music Technology at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre

Course description

You will enjoy the course! 

You will develop your musicianship and learn a range of skills including editing sound, performing, composing, the history of popular music, recording and editing your own music.

You will learn how to work independently and to manage the work of others in a successful and rewarding manner.


Course content

Music Technology is a part of every day life.

Learn how to record and edit sound, compose, remix and evaluate recorded sound in a hands-on and practical manner.

Exam Board: Edexcel


Entry requirements

There are no prior learning or other requirements for this qualification. Students who would benefit most from studying this qualification are likely to have a level 2 qualification (such as a GCSE in Music or BTEC Music Technology) It would also be an advantage to have some basic piano/keyboard skills and/or an ability to play another instrument or voice, as well as a good pass grade at GCSE Science. 


Coursework - Portfolio 1

Sequenced Performance (20%)

Multitrack Recording (20%)

Sequenced Arrangement (20%)

Students learn how to use music software to create three pieces of work.  Both sequenced pieces involve the editing of music played in using a controller keyboard. The recording involves using microphones and studio techniques to create a polished reproduction of an existing recording.

Exam - Listening and Analysing (40%)

Students are given 1h45m to answer questions based on the exam CD.  This exam covers the history of music technology from Jazz through to Dubstep.  Extended writing is required in section B where students are asked to learn about two different genres (these change each year).


Financial information

No enrolment fee.

Resource fees may apply.

Future opportunities

Music Technology degree.

It will give you the experience to apply new skills to any workplace or career.


Further information

Barnaby Meek—S6H Student

“Music Tech is a great way to learn about production skills that are used in the music industry”.

“Music Tech has given me a better understanding of how modern music has evolved over time to become what it is today”



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018
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