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Music (A Level) at Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

Course description

This course is designed to provide you with a deeper insight and understanding of a wide range of Music. It will allow you to develop practical skills on your chosen instrument(s) as well as developing analysis skills, aural skills and composition skills. It will increase your knowledge and understanding in many areas of Music.

Course content

You will cover many areas of Music across all 3 components.

Component 1 – Listening Skills you will cover listening, analysis and contextual understanding.

Component 2 – You are required to perform 10 minutes of Performance on your chosen instrument(s)

Component 3 – You are required to submit 2 compositions with a minimum playing time of 4 and a half minutes.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 ABRSM or its equivalent on 1st study. An audition may also be required to verify standards prior to acceptance on the course.

Minimum grade 5 in GCSE Music.


Component 1 – Assessment is covered through a final written exam with listening and written questions.

Component 2 – Assessment is through solo and/or ensemble performing as an instrumentalist, or vocalist and/or music production (via technology).

Component 3 – Assessment is through 2 compositions

All components are externally marked by AQA examiners

Future opportunities

A-level Music is a course suitable for anyone wanting to study Music further at university or at a Conservatoire. It is a solid grounding for practical, performance, composition, analytical and research degrees. The Music industry is a thriving business worldwide offering many opportunities requiring a diverse range of skills for example through media, television and film. Studying A-level Music could help students pursue a future career in these areas.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 September 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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