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A Level Music at St Peter's Catholic School

Course description

Music A level is about building skills in performance, composition and gaining a broad musical knowledge through the study of set works. The course caters for a wide spread of musical tastes, the repertoire covering many centuries, and the choice of subjects for composition ranging across many genres.

Studying music gives you the opportunity to further your skills as a musician, as well as deepen your understanding and appreciation of music. It is expected that those taking A level will wish to participate in the many concerts organised within the department and to visit live events elsewhere.

AS Course Outline

Unit 1 Performing Music
Unit 2 Composing
Unit 3 Developing Musical Understanding

A2 Course Outline
Unit 4 Extended Performance
Unit 5 Composition and Technical Study
Unit 6 Further Musical Understanding

Entry requirements

B at GCSE music or equivalent in music theory (grade 5 or above). Grade 5 or above on chosen solo instrument.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years