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Music BTEC (Edexcel) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This course will suit anyone who has a keen interest in creating and listening to different styles of music and who wishes to broaden their experience and deepen their understanding of both live and recorded music.

The course demands performing, composing, listening and analytical skills in almost equal measure. You will improve your skills in performing and composing in a range of styles. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

The qualification consists of 4 mandatory units:

Unit 1: Ensemble Music Performance: an examiner will watch you perform 3 pieces of music as part of an ensemble.

Unit 2: Practical Music Theory and Harmony: You will gain an understanding of music theory and notation.

Unit 3: Professional Practise in the music industry: A written assignment based on the skills needed to be a professional musician.

Unit 4: Music Skills development: You will develop your skills in listening, musicianship and technical skills.

And a choice of 2 optional units from:

Unit 9: Composing Music: Creating a portfolio of compositions in a range of genres.

Unit 12: Music Promotion: How to promote events and yourself as a musician.

Unit 13: Live Music Event: You will be responsible for producing your own music event from conception to performance.

Unit 18: Solo Performance: Examining all of the skills required from a solo performer, including creating a program, interaction with the audience etc.

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at students who have been successful in gaining a grade 6 in GCSE Music.

You will need good practical skills on an instrument or voice – the standard level is Grade 6 - 7 by the end of the course.

You will need a good understanding of music theory (literacy) to follow this course. There will be an opportunity to develop your skills here after the completion of your GCSEs – speak to your music teacher about this.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities may include Teaching or Performing.

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: 17 October 2017
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