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Music A-Level at The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College

Course description

What will I be studying?

AS Level

Unit 1: Influences on Music The Western Classical tradition.

Unit 2: Composing - creating musical ideas. Brief, set by examination board, to complete one of three compositions

Unit 3: Performing - interpreting musical ideas. Candidates give two performances (each 5 - 8 minutes).

A Level

Unit 4: Historical Study: The Western Classical tradition.

Unit 5: Composing - developing musical ideas. Candidates respond to one brief from a choice of three.

Unit 6: Performing - a musical performance. Candidates will perform a 15 minute programme.

Where can it take me?

A Level Music is accepted for courses at universities and colleges of higher education. Music Colleges will require a high standard of performance on first instrument. Music will allow you to access careers in publishing, media, recording, arts administration, performing, music therapy and teaching.

Entry requirements

At least 4 C grades at GCSE (or equivalent) in at least 3 different subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2015

Key information

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