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Music Technology, Edexcel at Penistone Grammar Advanced Learning Centre

Course description

Music Technology allows students to build on skills and knowledge gained to produce work of a professional industry standard. 

Students will be expected to spend a considerable amount of time, outside of lessons working in the studio, experimenting with sound recording techniques and developing a critical ear. To fulfil your potential at A-Level Music Technology, it is essential that you are regularly involved within the school’s extra-curricular activities

 

Course content

AS Level 
Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio 1
Unit 2: Listening and Analysing
 
A2 Level
Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2
Unit 4: Analysing and Producing
 

Entry requirements

To secure a place at our Post 16 Centre five passes or more GCSE passes at grade C or above and a minimum of a C grade in both English Language and Mathematics.  All students will also need a B Grade GCSE in any subject they are wanting to study at A Level.  If it is a new subject for example Sociology or Psychology students must have achieved a grade B in both Mathematics and English Language. 

 

Assessment

Both AS and A2 consist of 2 units of work. The first of each being a substantial portfolio of composition, sequencing and recording tasks (60 hours controlled conditions); the second a listening and producing examination in June.

All work is externally assessed.

Students will be expected to spend a considerable amount of 
time, outside of lessons working in the studio, experimenting 
with sound recording techniques and developing a critical ear. 

Future opportunities

You could take this course with a combination of other A level studies which could lead to higher education. With further study you could go into a career within the music business such as sound engineer, composer or radio production.

Further information

Please contact Mr Brent Read (Subject Learning Leader) 

e-mail bRead@barnsley.org  

 

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Penistone Grammar Advanced Learning Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS 1 year, A2 2 years
  • Course code: EDEXCEL 8MT01/9MT01

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