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Music Double Option at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Aims of the Course

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music is an enjoyable, creative course for students who wish to pursue a career or interest in music. The course aims to provide a practical understanding of the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the music industry. Lessons will be focused around practical performance work while developing understanding of related music theory and performance techniques.

Course Content and Skills Required
The qualification consists of one core unit, one specialist unit plus four optional units. These could include:

* Music Performance Techniques

* Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble

* Composing Music

* Live Music Workshop

* Modern Music in Practice

* Music Project

* Singing Techniques and Performance

The course includes a large amount of practical ensemble work meaning that effective communication skills and an ability to work productively as part of a group is essential. It is also necessary to be able to work independently and have good organisational skills.


All units will be completed through a mixture of practical and written coursework. Coursework is assessed internally and moderated.

Entry requirements

In order to choose level 3 BTEC in Music as an option you should have a stong interest in music and enjoy performing as an individual and as part of a group. You should also be interested in learinign music theory in order to enhance your performance and composition skills.
You should have a grade C or above in GCSE Music or at least a merit in level 2 BTEC music. You should also be able to play an instrument or sing at grade 5 level. If you have not taken GCSE or BTEC music but have completed grade 4 theory then you may be considered for the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years