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Music A level at Abbey College, Ramsey

Course description

The course is aimed at those who have previously attained some knowledge in music or aspects relating to it, either through a GCSE qualification or equivalent. Students may have also acquired suitable experience through less formal means as a performer or as an attentive listener. The course provides a sound foundation for courses in Music in higher education and employment possibilities which include, the music industry, teaching and other related careers.


Course content

This course is designed to extend the GCSE skills of Performing, Composing and Listening, in ways which emphasize their interdependence.  Students are encouraged to study the widest possible range of music from folk, jazz, popular and classical traditions of western and non-western origin.  Throughout the course students also develop skills in the handling of Music Technology.

Entry requirements

A minimum Grade C in Music and/or ABRSM Grade V (or equivalent) in performing and ABRSM Grade V theory.  The ability to read music is necessary.

Future opportunities

The course develops skills to a level appropriate for entry to courses of studying music in higher education and provides access to a range of music-related employment. It also offers an informed basis for a life-long appreciation and enjoyment of music.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbey College, Ramsey directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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  • Start date: Next September