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Music A Level at Northgate High School

Course description

Assessment is by performance, composition and appraisal. All units for AS and A Level qualifications are 100% externally assessed and must be completed in May/June in the year of certification. Students will perform live in front of a visiting examiner for their performing unit. Students have the option to specialise in performing or composing in their second year. Western Classical Tradition, Popular Music and 20th/21st Century Music are the three main areas of study.

Course content

Students will learn to perform, compose, investigate, analyse and evaluate different types of music, developing critical and creative thinking, cultural and aesthetic awareness through practical methods.

Entry requirements

Subject specific entry requirements: Grade B or above in GCSE Music, plus grade 5 or above Associated Board theory qualification or equivalent standard. Performance standard should be the equivalent of grade 5 Associated Board/ Trinity Board or above by the Easter of the AS examination year.

Future opportunities

The content allows students to develop their knowledge and skills of music, enabling them to progress into undergraduate music or music related degree courses

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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