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A2 Level : Music at English Martyrs Catholic School

Course description

AS & A2 Performing (40%)

Solo recital (33%)

Viva Voce, an understanding discussion with an external examiner (7%)

AS & A2 Composing (30%)

8 Harmony exercises, one in test conditions (15%)

Notated composition for four or more instruments (15%)

A2 Historial and Analytical (30%)

Aural extract of accompanied vocal music 1900 - 1945 (13%)

3 set works of classical repertoire (17%)


Entry requirements

Performance standard of at least grade 5 or equivalent. Candidates must be able to prove that their performance ability is of the standard required.

Theory level of working towards grade 5


All performances are assessed by a visiting examiner

All exercises and compositions are coursework and will be internally assessed and externally moderated

History units are examined by written examination and assessed externally.


Exam Board:  OCR

Future opportunities

Music is very good as a subject for any student considering work in the Media, Theatre, Education, Music Therapy, Caring professions.  It is viewed by Universities as a strong academic subject.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year