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Music A-Level at Wolverhampton Girls' High School

Course description

The course is divided into Performance, Composition and Analysis & Understanding. A level music may be used as part of the entry for any degree with the single exception of Veterinary Science. It is a necessary requirement for anyone wishing to read Music or Music Technology at University and is a highly regarded degree at leading Universities as it demonstrates qualities of perseverance and dedication. It is also a highly demanding academic study.

Progression to Career/ University Courses:

A degree in Music enables students to pursue a variety of careers in performance, composition, music research, journalism, music production and studio work and the world of theatre or media as well as teaching.

Key Points:

You need to be an enthusiastic performer and dedicated to your musicianship. The music department holds weekly rehearsals for Senior Choir and Vocal Ensemble, String Orchestra, Concert band (wind and brass) and Jazz band. There is also the option of joining one of the chamber music groups and performing as a soloist in a variety of situations. If you opt to study music at AS/A2 level you will be required to commit to a minimum of one ensemble and you will also be encouraged to find external groups with whom you would perform. Regular enhancement activities such as concert visits are arranged and these are tailored to the studies of the group. The school is a centre for the main examination boards offering instrumental grading. These take place every term.

Entry requirements

Students (external and internal) wishing to join the Sixth Form at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School will usually be expected to have achieved a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A*- B, including Mathematics and English Language with a minimum average points score of 48 from her best 6 subjects.  Students should preferably have achieved A* or A in the subjects they wish to study at A Level, but with a minimum of grade B. Subjects which are not GCSEs but deemed to be equivalent to GCSEs are not accepted.  The Headteacher reserves the right to make the final decision on the application of this criteria.

Subject Specific Criteria:

Grade B or higher at GCSE alongside a minimum of Grade 4 on your chosen instrument

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolverhampton Girls' High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years