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Music A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Royal Hospital School

Course description

To provide the knowledge and experience required for all forms of further and higher education and to show an understanding and appreciation of all music genres in all contexts.

Music is essentially a practical subject which will require involvement and the demanding skills of physical and aural coordination. Studying music can lead to careers in performing, teaching, the recording industry and other music services, or simply for pure enjoyment to complement other subjects.

Course content

Unit 1: Performing
Prepare solo and/or ensemble performances, lasting between five and six minutes. The technical standard expected is around Grade 5, with extra credit given for music of Grade 6 or 7 standard.
Unit 2: Composing
Produce a three-minute composition (score and recording) and sleeve note to a brief under controlled conditions.
Unit 3: Developing Musical Understanding
Listen to music and understand how it works, making use of set works from the New Anthology of Music and putting them in historical context.

Unit 4: Extended Performance
Prepare one balanced programme of music, lasting between 12 and 15 minutes. The technical standard expected is around Grade 6, with extra credit given for music of Grade 7 or 8 standard.
Unit 5: Composition and Technical Study
Choose two from either one composition and one technical study, two compositions or two technical studies. The Technical Study section involves Baroque counterpoint, Bach chorale or popular song.
Unit 6: Further Musical Understanding
Build on listening and analytical skills, listening to a wide range of unfamiliar music.


Various assessments

Financial information

*Fees Payable*

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 June 2015
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Key information

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