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Performing Arts (Music Pathway) Level 2 CTEC Extended Certificate at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Course description

This one-year vocational course is equivalent to two GCSEs and is suitable for students with a view to studying Music at Level 3. The course is a mixture of performing (solo and ensemble) and theory tasks. There will be coursework-based assessments (written work/presentations) and practical assessments (solos and ensemble gigs) throughout the course.

Course content

During the course you will develop Musical Skills. Units explored will cover:

  • The Music Industry
  • Performing Solos
  • Performing Ensembles
  • Developing Music skills and techniques

Entry requirements

At least one of the following:

  • A Merit in a foundation qualification in a related subject
  • 4 GCSEs at grades D-E (including Maths or English Language at grade D or above)
  • Related work experience
  • Other related Level 1 or 2 qualifications

Further information

You will need to have a keen interest in Music and a willingness to explore a variety of different genres as well as good practical skills. You will be required to work co-operatively as a member of a variety of bands, and you should be able to offer creative ideas to refine and develop practical work. You must be willing and confident to perform as a soloist in class and as part of a band in college performances. You may be expected to rehearse after hours in addition to your normal lessons. You will have an individual lesson on your instrument once a week in order to help you develop your skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2016

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