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Music at The Grange School

Course description

After several years of syllabus changes

AQA have devised a new syllabus which

is ideally suited to Grange students. The

first year of the course leads to an AS

level qualification and offers an excellent

opportunity for those pupils who are

proficient instrumentalists and/or singers,

including those whose primary interests

may lie elsewhere (e.g. the three sciences),

to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge,

ability and interest which can make a

significant difference to university selectors.

The second year of study leads to the

full A level, which, despite its practical

element, is widely regarded as a demanding

academic A level course. The course

offers an opportunity to develop skills in

performance, composition and harmony,

and to study major musical works in depth.

We are delighted to be able to offer this

new specification in the Music Department,

as it seems to contain all the elements of an

ideal course of study for musicians.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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