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AS and A2 Level Music at The Willink School

Course description

At AS there are three units covering the areas of Performing, Composing and Musical Analysis. You will be expected to develop your aural analysis skills and study 6 set works in depth, these pieces will come from 2 areas of study "Orchestral scores‟ and "Jazz recordings‟.

At A2 there are three units exploring Performance, Compositional Techniques and Musical Analysis. You will further develop your skills and knowledge in all three areas.

At both AS and A2 there is one examination at the end of the course. Coursework in each year consists of at least 2 recorded performances, Viva Voce, set of technical exercises and one full composition.

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have met the general entry requirements for the sixth form. It is expected that you will have previously studied GCSE Music unless there are exceptional circumstances. You will need to be of a Grade 5 standard on an instrument / voice although you need not have taken any examinations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Willink School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2014

Key information

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