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Music A Level at The Rochester Grammar School

Course description

Music demands skills in performing, composing, listening and analysing in almost equal measure.  You will improve your skills in performing and composing in a range of styles and you will listen to a wide variety of music and develop a more informed appreciation of how and why it was written and/or performed.

Course content

There are three units to the course. 

Entry requirements

Candidates need to have a minimum grade 6 in GCSE Music AND play a musical instrument OR sing to grade 5 standard or above.  It is essential to continue with specialist instrumental/vocal tuition – a 30 minute individual lesson each week is ideal.


In order to gain access to The RGS Sixth Form, students must obtain 5 GCSE grades at 9-6 (A*-B) including English Language and Mathematics.


Please see the prospectus for full details.

Future opportunities

Previous candidates have combined their Music studies with Sciences, Mathematics, English, Foreign Languages, Classics and/or Humanities. 

The Music course can lead to further study in Music or Performing Arts in Higher Education, at degree or HND level.  Music can be used to broaden your studies making you ‘attractive’ to university admissions tutors even though you may be applying to study another discipline.  It may lead to a career in the music industry performing, publishing, recording or arts management, or in teaching instrumental, classroom or music therapy.

Further information

If you wish to study at RGS, please apply directly to the school.

Application forms and further details can be found on the school website

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2018
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