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Music A Level at Bourne Grammar School

Course description

The course is designed to cover the following areas: Composing, Performing, Analysis and Aural work. Music combines creativity, imagination and academic study in a way that no other subject does and despite its highly creative nature the theoretical study of music history and theory is sufficiently rigorous that it is accepted as a challenging academic subject for entry to university courses, including universities in the prestigious Russell Group. Music is highly regarded because of the breadth of skills which students increase over the course, and the commitment they display in the development of their playing and compositional abilities. Studying Music at A Level allows you to be creative as 70% of the course is practical coursework and offers the chance for students to further themselves as musicians, as well as develop a greater understanding. The course gives a broad overview of the art form and would underpin any further study.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Music, if taken. A student who does not have GCSE Music must be an able performer (Grade 5+) and will have undertaken theory work of Grade 5 standard. A secure understanding of music theory is required in order to access the A Level Music course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bourne Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years