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Music *FEES PAYABLE* at Bedstone College

Course description

Music AS/A Level extends the Performing, Composing and Appraising skills learnt at GCSE level. There are no limits on the types of instruments, styles of music or repertoire that can be presented.

AS Units:

G351: Performing Music 1
Candidates will perform sole (on any instrument or voice) a programme of pieces which demonstrate representative features of the repertoire for the instrument or voice being presented. Candidates also demonstrate their ability by performing on a second instrument as a member of an ensemble or as an accompanist.

G352: Composing 1
Candidates are required to submit a portfolio representative of work undertaken throughout the course, This should demonstrate their developing compositional skills through a series of set exercises through composition or arrangement of their own choice. They should demonstrate clearly and accurately using staff notation and performance directions.

G353: Introduction to Historical Study in Music
Candidates must demonstrate skills of aural perception that allows them to recognise, describe and compare techniques and effects within selected extracts of music. By comparing similarities and differences in the contextual background to each of the prescribed works, candidates should begin to develop an awareness of musical history.

A2 Units:

G353: Performing music 2
Candidates are required to demonstrate interpretive skills and understanding through performance and discussion with the examiner. The performance will be a focused recital performed as a soloist member of an ensemble or accompanist but not a mixture of the three. Candidates will be questioned on their listening composition and research as part of a viva voce.

G355: Composing 2
Candidates are required to submit a portfolio representative of work undertaken throughout the course. Candidates are expected to show the development and extension of their compositional skills from unit G352.

G356: Historical and Analytical studies in music
Candidates should develop their knowledge and understanding of the two areas of study, tonality and interpretation. They should become familiar with the expressive features found in music and develop interpretive skills.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedstone College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015

Key information

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