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Music(Linear) A Level at Redland Green School

Course description

You should follow this course if you are a musician who has a broad interest in music, and you enjoy and want to develop skills in performance, composition, harmony and listening and analysing. This course provides an excellent basis for lifelong learning and for higher education courses in music.

Course content

You will experience and develop skills in all three main musical disciplines of performing, composing, and listening and appraising. Performance skills will be developed through solo and ensemble work; you will have opportunities to compose music and learn about harmony.

You will also develop your aural and analytical skills by studying 18 set works of music (including music by Mozart, Berlioz, Danny Elfman, Courtney Pine, Beatles, John Cage, Miles Davis, Debussy and more) in addition to wider listening. 

Group and solo performance work, teacher-led activities, personal research, composition tutorials, public performance opportunities and discussion work.

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement, including grade C in GCSE Music, grade 4 standard (or perform at an equivalent standard) in any instrument and the ability to read staff notation.


Component 1 Performing 30%

Component 2 Composing 30%

Component 3 Appraising exam 40%

Future opportunities

The full course is excellent preparation for higher education courses in music, but is equally valuable for non-specialists as a second or third area of study. The course will enable you to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through music, allowing you to access music related and other careers. You will be able to engage in, and extend your appreciation of the diverse and dynamic heritage of music, promoting spiritual and cultural development and enabling you to develop particular strengths and interests.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redland Green School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016

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