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Music A Level at The Broxbourne School

Course description

UNIT 1: Performing Music
Students are required to perform as soloists and/or as part of an ensemble. The repertoire can be chosen from any style
and can be performed on any instrument. The expected standard of performance is around grade 6 and around five to
six minutes of material is recorded. Commitment to extra-curricular activities in school is essential.
UNIT 2: Composing
For the composition unit students are required to compose one piece of music to fit a choice of four briefs issued by the
exam boards in the January of their AS year. The composition is to be completed in controlled, supervised conditions
over the spring term. In addition to this, students are required to write their own CD sleeve notes to support their
composition. The briefs set by the exam board cover a spectrum of styles and cater for all tastes in music
UNIT 3: Developing Musical Understanding
This unit includes a written and a listening paper. It develops students understanding of how Music works through a
study of some set works. This is the only end of unit exam in the AS course. The exam is two hours long.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to The Broxbourne School Sixth Form are based on both the average KS4 points achieved in the summer of year 11 and specific grades gained in subjects relevant to those that they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form. Students are expected to take four AS subjects and AS General Studies in Year 12 and should have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study.
To enter the Sixth Form to study 4 or 5 AS / A-level courses students should have achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths, must have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study and
• gained an average points score of 43 points or more and,
• achieved the entry grade B in the GCSE subject they wish to study at AS / A-level or in the case of subjects not taken at GCSE the entry grade in related subjects
• achieve at least an A in GCSE Maths to take AS level Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Broxbourne School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

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