Music A Level at Archbishop Blanch C of E High School
Component 1: Appraising Music
- Contextual understanding
Component 2: Performance
- Music performance
Component 3: Composition
The areas of study, provide an appropriate focus for students to appraise and develop and demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of musical elements, musical contexts and musical language. The areas of study can also provide a rich source of material for your students to work with when developing performance and composition skills.
This course encourages candidates to draw on their experiences at GCSE and recognise the interdependence of musical skills, knowledge and understanding and the links between the activities of performing/realising, composing and appraising. It offers a meaningful foundation for the study of Music beyond A Level.
Grade C Music GCSE plus at least Grade 4 on an instrument/voice. The ability to pass Grade 5 Theory is also required.
- Component 1: Appraising Music Exam paper with listening and written questions using excerpts of music.• Section A: Listening (56 marks)• Section B: Analysis (34 marks)• Section C: Essay (30 marks)
- Component 2: Performance Solo and/or ensemble performing as an instrumentalist, or vocalist and/or music production (via technology).
- Component 3: Composition • Composition 1: Composition to a brief (25 marks) • Composition 2: Free composition (25 marks) A minimum of four and a half minutes of music in total is required (no more than 6 minutes).This component is worth 25% of A Level marks (50 marks in total).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Blanch C of E High School directly.