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Music A Level at The Folkestone School for Girls

Course description

Music Edexcel

Course content

You will be required to: • Develop your skills through performing; • Develop musical ideas through composition; • Gain a depth of understanding of the development of music in specific areas such as instrumental music, vocal music, music for film, popular music

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in Music, or Grade 4-5 standard on an instrument or voice.


Unit 1: Performing: Solo/Ensemble Performances – 8 minutes. Performances can be recorded/re-recorded in March and April of the examination year. Internally assessed and externally moderated (30%). Unit 2: Composing: 1 Free Composition & 1 Composition to a Brief Assessing Compositional Technique. Coursework under controlled conditions and externally assessed (30%). Unit 3: Appraising Application of knowledge through the context of six areas of study, each with three set works: • Vocal Music; • Instrumental Music; • Music for Film; • Popular Music and Jazz; • Fusions; • New Directions; 2 Hour Examination that includes listening and essay writing (40%).

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses. . With further training, you could go into a job related to Music such as a Music Composer, Musician, Sound Technician or you may wish to use your music ability for recreational purposes. .

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year