Accessibility links

Music Technology A Level at Brimsham Green School

Course description

Students of our Edexcel A level in Music Technology will focus on the techniques, practices and principles of music technology as an area of advanced study.

They'll learn about the technical principles that underpin music technology, develop a technical vocabulary, and be encouraged to use music technology as a tool to develop their composing and arranging skills.

Course content

AS (1st year)

Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio 1- Coursework

Unit 2: Listening and Analysing- Exam paper on Popular Music


A2 (2nd year)

Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2- Coursework

Unit 4: Analysing and Producing- Exam: written and practical based


Unit 1: Coursework consisting of 3 pieces: 1 Sequenced Piece, 1 Multi-track, 1 Arrangement of 2 popular styles

Unit 2: Listening exam based on popular music and technological features

Unit 3: Coursework consisting of 3 pieces: 1 Sequenced Piece, 1 Multi-track, 1 composition based on a brief

Unit 4: Exam- live production and written exam based on developments in music technology

Future opportunities

This course can lead to careers in many music fields such as sound engineering, music production, studio work, education or any creative genre, as well as degree level study in music and music technology or commercial music courses and qualifications.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 September 2016

Key information


  • More information
    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.