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Music A Level at Graveney School

Course description

Music students are creative, critical and independent thinkers. Delivering a balanced musical education and developing key skills, we will provide you with opportunities to pursue your own musical styles and ambitions. A strong recommendation is that students
understand concepts up to Grade 5 Theory.

Course content

Unit 1: Performing (30%)
Students develop their solo and ensemble skills. They submit an eight-minute performance in any style, recorded in March of Year 13. The expected standard of performance is Grade 7

Unit 2: Composing (30%)
Students submit two compositions; one either to a set brief or free composition (20%) and the other assessing compositional technique (10%). The total time for both compositions must be a minimum of six minutes.

Unit 3: Appraising (40%)
Students develop their knowledge and understanding of musical elements, contexts and language by studying 18 set works from six areas of study. These are the same as the AS set works, but one more set work is added to each area of study. This unit is assessed by a two-hour exam.

Future opportunities

Teaching, performance and arts administration are among the more popular destinations for music students, but others include broadcasting, publishing, law, politics and the Civil
Service. Music is a highly transferable subject and develops a variety of skills that other subjects barely touch upon.

There is scientific evidence to prove that music makes you clever! Many of our A level Students undertake further study at conservatoires and universities. Recent leavers have taken up places at Oxford, Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal Northern College of Music.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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