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AQA AS/A2 Music at Charter Academy

Course description

A-level Music enables students to extend their knowledge and understanding of music, to create and devel-
op their own musical ideas and to demonstrate technical, interpretative and communication skills through
performing music.
This six-unit course helps students to develop aural, theoretical and analytical skills and enables them to
explore a significant set work and an area of study selected to suit their preferences. They can choose to
study compositional techniques, to create music which draws on their own experience and enthusiasm or to
arrange a given piece of music. In their performances, students can present solo and ensemble pieces and
can work with music technology.
A-level Music builds on the knowledge and skills gained from GCSE Music as well as musical experience
gained outside the classroom. It recognises the interdependence of different aspects of musical activity.
The AQA specification provides a sound preparation for the study of music in higher education, as well as
providing opportunities to develop strengths and interests leading to music-related and other careers. It
encourages students to develop a wide range of transferable skills such as critical thinking, research, com-
munication and team-work.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE Grade B in Music

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2014
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Key information

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