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Music A Level at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a two-year course which is designed to extend your knowledge and appreciation of music.  You will be expected to create and develop your own musical ideas and demonstrate technical, interpretative and communication skills through performing music.

Course content

What will I learn?Appraising Music

Three strands of music are represented covering the three key genres of Baroque: the solo concerto, Classical: the operas of Mozart and Romantic: the piano music of Chopin, Brahms and Grieg.  You will also study two other components selected from the following areas of study: Pop music, Music for media, Music for theatre, Jazz, Contemporary traditional music, Art music since 1910


A Solo and Ensemble performance as an instrumentalist, vocalist or music production (via technology).

Media: Critical Perspective

You will increase your theoretical perception and knowledge of wider context to how such critical approaches might underpin a media text.


Study compositional techniques using and developing your own musical ideas. A minimum of four and a half minutes of music in total is required.

The basics...
  • Compose, perform and analyse music
  • Develop critical thinking, research and teamwork skills
  • Study music in depth across a range of different genres 


The Performance at A2 should be at least an equivalent standard to Grade 5, although performances at a higher level than this will gain more marks.

Future opportunities

A Level Music provides an excellent grounding for a variety of courses at Higher Education Level as it develops analytical skills as well as developing confidence in performance and creativity.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017

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