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Music BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Lincoln Castle Academy

Course description

This subject gives you an insight into how different music is performed and written from a range of styles and areas, informing your understanding of the musical styles which you may choose to specialise in as well as giving you a breadth of knowledge to expand your musical horizons. You will gain a range of musical skills and techniques through performing, composing and analysing music. You will also develop personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Key Stage 5 Music will complement a broad spectrum of other subjects as employers and higher education establishments often see a qualification in Music as reflecting a person with a balanced range of interests. Music will also complement Performing Arts which can prove to be a highly competitive industry.

Entry requirements

You will ideally have a GCSE grade 'B' or equivalent in Music, with Grade 4+ on your main instrument. The ability to read music fluently is highly beneficial and knowledge of ABRSM Music Theory grades will be an advantage. You should expect to undertake regular instrumental lessons and dedicated practice as a compulsory addition to the course.

Future opportunities

A Key Stage 5 music qualification is designed to provide a broad educational base for further training, higher education and employment within the music sector. You will be able to progress into a range of music-based careers such as: a peripatetic/ class music teacher (Infant/ Junior/ Secondary school), a music therapist, an Armed Forces musician, a performing musician (soloist, orchestra, band, backing singer and session work), a conductor, a music publicist, a music journalist, an instrument restorer/tuner as well as many other roles within the Performing Arts industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lincoln Castle Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years