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Music A Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

This is a broadly balanced course which seeks to incorporate all elements of music: performance, composition, history and analysis and aural work. You need to play an instrument or sing to at least grade 5 standard and grade 5 theory is essential.

Course content

A Level Music
Module 4 Performing
You will need to perform as a soloist or as part of an ensemble for 8 minutes with half the marks available for the difficulty of the pieces.
Module 5 Composing
You will need to compose one free or free choice brief piece lasting a minimum of 4 minutes and one brief assessing harmonic stylistic techniques lasting 1 minute.
Module 6 Appraising
There are 6 areas of study with 3 set works in each covering a variety of musical periods and styles. This is assessed by examination.

Future opportunities

A level music is essential for further study of Music at University, College or Conservatoire. It is also a subject that will, either combine well with a science or arts based university course, or be accepted as a subject for entry to any career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Mills High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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