Music AS Level at Southborough High School
AQA A level Music
You will be studying the three basic elements of Music, composition, performance and listening & appraising.
Unit 1 Influences on Music
Unit 1: Influences on Music
Written exam 1 hour 45 minutes
Section a contains structured listening questions using a CD of musical excerpts. Candidates then answer two essay questions, one based on the set from the compulsory Area of Study, The Western Classicial Tradition, and one based on a second Area of Study chosen from:
- Choral Music in the Baroque Period
- Music Theatre: a study of the musical from 1940 to 1980.
- British Popular Music from 1960 to the Present Day
Unit 2: Composing
Assessed externally & done in controlled time
One brief from a choice of three:
- Pastiche or free composition
- Compositional techniques
Unit 3: Performance
Two performances from a choice of six, including opportunities for solo, group and / or tech-based performance
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southborough High School directly.