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Music AS A2 at Ashlawn School

Course description

Course Description

Building on skills developed through GCSE Music or Instrument knowledge, this course further develops a wide range of music skills and appreciation.


Course Content - AS

Performing - Students will perform both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble.  Composing - Students will create a 3 minute composition, complete with score.  Introduction to historical study in music - This is in 3 sections: a listening exam, a written exam involving set works, using a score to identify musical features.    


Course Content - A2

Extended performance - Students will prepare a 12-15 minute performance on their chosen instrument.  Composition and Technical Study - Students create their own composition and study other compositional techniques.  Historical and analytical studies in music - Students take a written exam involving listening to music and set works.



60% Practical Work (Performing and Composing).  40% Written examination.


Career Opportunities

This course will benefit any student wanting to study music at university or music college.  Career opportunities include Television and Radio, Teaching and Music Technology.


Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade B in Music or Grade 5 in any musical instrument including voice.



How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September