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Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Performance at St John Fisher Catholic High School

Course description

The level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performance) is equivalent to an A Level and this course covers many aspects of music performance and allows students to explore their potential and focus on their strengths.  The course is divided into six units. You will develop skills in ICT, literacy, team work, independent learning, creative thinking, self management, reflective learning and effective participation.  To succeed in this course students need to be extremely self motivated and willing to give up time to perform in evening and weekend events.

Course content

There are mandatory units but units can also be chosen to match the suitability of the student.

Music Performance Techniques (30 hours)

This unit is focused on being able to play or sing with fluency, dexterity and the authority of a seasoned performer. This will be graded on a diary which the performer keeps, and through numerous performances.

Music Project (30 hours) & Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry (30 hours)

Musicians will create and promote a live music event.  They will face the same issues and demands as any of the commercial products/bands they aspire to.  By doing this they will understand more completely the challenges they will face in their career in the music industry.

Pop Music in Practice (30 hours)

This unit will give learners practical experience of rehearsing and performing relevant and original works.  Learners will, as a result, be familiar with the key characteristics and creators of pop music styles.

Musical Theatre Performance (30 hours)

Learners will rehearse and perform a role within a musical theatre performance in order to gain the experience of combining acting, singing and dancing abilities and skills.

Working & developing as an Ensemble (30 hours)

This practical unit explores the nature of ensemble work by allowing learners to become part of a musical ensemble concentrating on the process of a team working together.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements to study this course at Sixth Form - 4 A*-D GCSEs, including English.

Subject specific entry requirements for Music:

C Grade or above at Music GCSE.

Level 2 Pass grade or above at Level 1/2 BTEC Award in Music.

Grade 4 standard or above on instrument or voice.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Fisher Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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  • Start date: Next September