Music Technology AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
Music Technology A Level will develop your skills in
sequencing, multi-track recording, composing, arranging,
sound editing and listening. The course is weighted
towards coursework so you will need to be self-motivated
and have good time management skills. The department
is fully equipped with a suite of 14 Imacs running Logic
9 and a Mac Pro based studio. It should be noted
that there is no performing element to this course.
You can expect to:
• Accurately sequence existing music using ‘Logic 9’.
• Compose and arrange in a variety of popular music
• Record a band using multi-track recording techniques.
• Study the history of pop music and the history of
• Edit and manipulate audio using ‘Logic’ in exam
Grade B or above in GCSE Music or a distinction in Level
2 BTEC Music Technology or Grade 5 on an instrument.
70% coursework, 30% exam.
Where does it lead?
Music Technology can lead to careers in and relating
to the music business such as live sound, studio
engineering, record production, performance, composing
and programming. The course also has transferable
skills that could be utilised in careers involving
electronics, event management and music marketing.
Other useful information
This is a music technology qualification not a sound
engineering course. Potential students should have an
interest/experience in both music and technology to
be successful. If in doubt about your suitability for this
course please contact Mr Watson in the music
department. Students will be encouraged to become
involved in the wider life of the music department,
especially with live sound mixing and concert recording/
Students’ views …
“Great facilities, great teaching and no reason not to do
“Interesting subject matter, challenging and exciting.”
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.