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Music A Level at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

This is an engaging and challenging course that requires both creativity and discipline. It will appeal to students who are highly active musicians with a passion for composing and performing music and who wish to expand their theoretical musical knowledge, understanding and general musicianship. Many students who complete this course go on to study music at university or conservatoire (BA, BMus and BEd degrees in Music or Performing Arts), but more generally the course will help students develop skills of communication, analysis, teamwork, and convergent and divergent thinking. Organised and independent trips to concerts and workshops will be an essential part of this course.

Entry requirements

- A minimum of grade B at Music GCSE

- Students must be active musicians outside of class time and be prepared to put in
high levels of independent work

- Performance: you should be able to perform to at least a Grade 4 standard

- Composition: if not already fluent readers of music, students will need to be committed
to improving their theoretical skills

- Examination: you should have broadmusical interests as you will be studying musical genres ranging from classical to pop/jazz to film/TV music

- Students may be asked to audition for a place on the course. The audition will also
serve as an opportunity for students to discuss further any queries they may have about the course and their suitability.

These entry requirements serve as a guide but applications will be treated on an individual basis.

Future opportunities

Many students who complete this course go on to study music at university or conservatoire (BA, BMus and BEd degrees in Music or Performing Arts). Professional opportunities might include working as a performer, composer, arranger, conductor, song-writer, producer, studio engineer, sound technician, session musician, A&R, publishing, record label management, concert hall management, music critic/journalist, advertising, events management, music therapy, arts education, workshop facilitator, amateur, arts administration, musical director, curator, etc.

Further information

Music is a versatile subject and can easily be combined with other subjects from the Arts, Languages, Sciences, Humanities and Maths. Music at A Level is an incredibly diverse subject and allows you to develop a variety of skills that will be of use in other subjects, as well as in Higher Education and eventual employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

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