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Music at Herschel Grammar School

Course description

AS and A2 Level Music gives you an opportunity to broaden your experiences of performing and composing whilst furthering your understanding of both live and recorded music.

It will enable you to:

• Improve your skills in performing. These performances will take place informally (in class time) and also in more formal situations, inside and out of school.

• Develop your own compositional style. You will learn how to create more advanced compositions within a variety of genres and to extend techniques to produce pastiche pieces.

• Listen to a wide variety of music and develop a more informed appreciation of how and why it was written and/or performed.

Throughout the course, students will study selections of set works from “Areas of Study” which have a range of different styles and from various eras of history.

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements for the Herschel Consortium, you will need at least a Grade B in GCSE Music if taken, and performance skills of at least Grade 5 level (or equivalent) are essential. Strong candidates who have not studied GCSE Music may be considered for the course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years