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Music (Extended) Level 3 at Highcliffe School

Course description

This course will provide learners with a programme of learning Music focused on performance, composing and professional practice in the music industry. It will give you an understanding of the vital skills, techniques and disciplines needed to start a professional career.

Course content

Music Performance Brief (compulsory)
Music Composition Brief (compulsory)
Professional Practice in the Music Industry (compulsory)
Solo Performance (optional)
Music Ensembles (optional)

Entry requirements

Students must be able to play a musical instrument to a good standard (grade 3 and above) as the course requires them to perform in a ensemble and as a soloist. Students must also be able to use music technology software (Cubase, Sibelius) and have a thorough understanding of music theory (grade 4+) in order to complete compulsory units.


Students must present evidence based on units to demonstrate their personal skills and knowledge.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

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    • At Highcliffe, we are passionate about enabling each individual to achieve their full potential in the Sixth Form by raising their aspirations, supporting them on to the right pathway and helping them develop the skills they need to achieve very high levels of academic success as well as a lifelong love of learning. We aim to challenge and inspire all our students in a Sixth Form that is exciting and forward-looking. Our results are excellent, as is our reputation which goes well beyond the local area.

      For everyone at Highcliffe, succeeding in the present is the key to securing a better future. Your future matters to us and we are committed to doing all that we can to help and support you in your studies and provide extensive support and guidance to enable you to move successfully onto your chosen progression pathway.