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Music GCSE at Ormskirk School

Course description

The aim of the course is to foster the students’ knowledge, understanding, skill and enjoyment of music through involvement in performing, composing and listening to a wide range of music from different times and cultures. The course is rewarding and stimulating and there is scope for individual interests and aptitudes. The course is suitable for those who wish to study further, ie AS/A2, or for those who have a genuine interest in the subject. All students must be able to demonstrate their ability to perform both individually and in a small group of between two and five players. Any instrument is allowed including the voice. Students will be expected to take an active role in the musical life of the school. There are many extra-curricular musical activities for students to become involved with. There are visiting teachers for string, wind, brass, guitar, percussion and voice. The new accommodation consists of two large music studios, a recording studio, an ‘A’ level teaching area, three practice rooms and instrumental store. There are 24 PCs, each with the latest music software.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Music or Performing Arts or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to music and the performing arts such as a Teacher or Musician or you may wish to pursue a career in the production of music. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

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

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years