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Music Technology A Level at Enfield Grammar School

Course description

This course is designed for have an interest in making  music  through  technology and  wish  to develop their skills further.  

The course has an emphasis on practical work and will allow you to cultivate a wide range of skills, including sequencing MIDI and audio, recording live instruments, producing CDs and composing using music technology.

Music Technology can lead to studying engineering or audio engineering at university but has a huge benefit  to  any  university  application  as  it  show creativity, attention to detail, the ability to work to a deadline, teamwork, and analytical skills.

Assessment

Component 1: Recording (20%)
Students will learn how to use production tools and techniques to capture, edit, process and mix an audio recording.
 
One recording, chosen from a list of 10 songs provided by Pearson, consisting of a minimum of five compulsory instruments and two additional instruments.
 
Keyboard tracks may be sequenced.
 
Total time must be between
3 minutes and 3½ minutes.
Logbook and authentication form must be supplied.

Component 2: Technology‐based composition (20%)
Students will create, edit, manipulate and structure sounds to produce a technology‐based composition.
 
One technology‐based composition chosen from three briefs set by Pearson.
 
Synthesis and sampling/audio manipulation and creative effects
use must be included.
 
Total time must be 3 minutes.
Logbook and authentication form must be supplied.

Component 3: Listening and analysing (20%)
This is a written exam that tests students’ knowledge and understanding of recording and production techniques through the listening of unfamiliar commercial recording.

The paper lasts 1hours 30mins.
Component 4: Producing and analysing
This component is a written/practical exam that tests students’
knowledge and understanding of editing, mixing and production techniques, to be applied to unfamiliar materials.

Each students will be provided with a set of audio/MIDI materia

ls for the practical element of the exam.
The exam lasts 2hours 15minutes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Enfield Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2018
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