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Music at Holy Trinity

Course description

Music has a unique and cognitive power of    representing ideas. It aids the development of memory and encourages concentration skills. It also develops the skills of listening and attending. Above all, music is a form of communication which puts across ideas and emotions too complex for language or visual arts. This is why music should be studied. This course provides a sound foundation in which to pursue music at a higher level—at university or in industry. This course prepares you for life as we hear music everyday of our lives—to understand it is surely a bonus in attempting to understand how things work or why things are. 


Course content

The course is made up of six modules — three taken in each year.

Year 12 AS

Module 1— Performing Music 1

Module 2— Composing 1

Module 3 -  Introduction to Historical Studies

Year 13 A2

Module 4— Performing Music 2

Module 5— Composing 2

Module 6— Historical & Analytical Studies

Entry requirements

No Formal Entry Requirements


The performance modules involve performing as a soloist and in an ensemble. Other opportunities within the unit include improvisation, performing on a second instrument or performing a composition.

The composing unit focuses upon the language of Western Tonal Harmony and composing in various styles.

The Historical studies unit involves developing aural perception and a greater understanding of set works and genres.


Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3, AS/A2 Level, AVCE, BTEC Award, Advanced Diploma Level 3, Progression Diploma Level 3, NVQ 3, Advanced Apprenticeship in related subjects, Access to HE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Trinity directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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