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Music at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Who would suit or enjoy the course? Students interested in learning more about their instrument, both performing and composing and understanding different genres of music in greater depth and detail. Ideally for students who will achieve at least a high B grade in GCSE Music. What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?


Y12 Module 1 Performing 30% AS, 15% A2 Up to 6 min notated, recorded performance(s). Internally assessed. Module 2 Composing 30% AS, 15% A2 A 3 minute score and recording composed to a set brief, plus CD sleeves notes to explain the composition. Module 3 Developing Musical Understanding 40% AS, 20% A2 You will study different styles of music published in an anthology and be tested by listening to examples of music and analysing them. This module also contains section on learning about harmony, keys and chords. 2 hour exam.


Y13 Module 4 Performing 15% A2 Module 5 Composition and Technical Study 15% A2 Module 6 Further Musical Understanding 20% A2 What skills are needed/involved: A good performer on one or more instruments, an interest in composing music, notating ideas and analysing different genres of music.


Where can this subject lead me to in the future?


Music is a creative, expressive and analytical subject. You may be considering working in the music industry as a performer, educator or administrator. Perhaps in entertainment or the media. Even if you are considering Music as a one year course, you will develop skills that are recognised and appreciated in many walks of life.

Entry requirements

Students interested in learning more about their instrument, both performing and composing and understanding different genres of music in greater depth and detail. Ideally for students who will achieve at least a high B grade in GCSE Music.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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