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A Level Music Technology at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio. Portfolio 1:
Task 1A: Sequenced Realised Performance
Task 1B: Multi-track Recording
Task 1C: Creative Sequenced Arrangement

Unit 2: Listening and Analysing. This unit provided students with an opportunity to study the styles most common in popular music.

Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio. Portfolio 2:
Task 3A: Sequenced Integrated Performance
Task 3B: Multi-track Recording
Task 3C: Composing using Music Technology

Unit 4: Analysing and Producing. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of music and the principles of music technology through a series of written commentaries, manipulations and production tasks.

Students should have a basic level of keyboard skills. They need a wide taste in music, and not just be ‘pop’ orientated.

Students also need to be good at spoken communication, using ICT, problem solving, planning their own learning, and working with others. The ability to produce clear and accurate written material is also important.


Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio
(70% AS Mark 35% GCE Mark)
Coursework done under supervision. Externally marked.

Unit 2: Listening and Analysing
(30% AS Mark 15% GCE Mark)
1 hour 45 minute listening examination. Externally assessed.

Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2
(60% AS Mark 30% A2 Mark)
Students will produce an audio CD entitled ‘Music Technology Portfolio 2’, containing three tracks of work. Externally marked.

Unit 4: Analysing and Production
(40% of A2 Mark 20% of total GCE Mark)
This assessment will take the form of a 2 hour examination. Externally marked.

Financial information

Some music ICT equipment at home would be desirable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

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