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Music at Droitwich Spa High School

Course description

The AS course is studied in the first year and will be certificated at the end of Year 12 for those not continuing with A2 study. The exam has 3 units:

UNIT 1 - Listening: Influences on Music A written exam following the study of a set work and a chosen topic and testing Aural perception.

UNIT 2 - Composing: Developing Musical Ideas Either: a) Compositional techniques; or b) Free composition; or c) Arranging

UNIT 3 - Performing: Interpreting Musical Ideas Choice of two performing options from 6, including Music Technology

The structure of the second year A2 course is similar to the AS and acts as a continuation of study in the following areas:

UNIT 4 - Listening: Music in Context A written exam following the study of a set work and a chosen topic and testing Aural perception.

UNIT 5 - Composing: Developing Musical Ideas Either: a) Compositional techniques; or b) Free composition; or c) Arranging

UNIT 6 - Performing: A Musical Performance Offer two or more contrasting pieces from one of three options. Either: Solo acoustic performance; or technology-based performance; or one solo and one technology based performance

Entry requirements

It is the recommendation of the board that students have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a good pass in a GCSE Music course or equivalent.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Droitwich Spa High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2014

Key information

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

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