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Music at All Hallows Catholic College

Course description

AS Examination

Unit 1Performing Music - Students have to give a 5-6 minute performance consisting of one or more pieces of their own choice.

Unit 2 Composing - Creating Musical Ideas. Students have to create a 3 minute piece based on a brief set by EDEXCEL.

Unit 3 Developing Musical Understanding - Examined by a two-hour exam paper in three sections with the first two based on set works studied and the third including questions on unfamiliar music.

A2 Examination

Unit 4 Performing Music - Students have to give a 12-15 minute performance as a soloist and/or part of an ensemble.

Unit 5 Composition and Technical Study - This is divided into two sections; composition where the students further develop their composition skills and have to produce a 3 minute piece in response to a given brief. Technical study - builds on the knowledge and awareness of harmony through the medium of pastiche studies.

Unit 6 Further Musical Understanding - Two hour written examination paper. Students answer questions on familiar and unfamiliar music and analyse how the music works.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s A*-C

Advanced (A2) Including Music GCSE Music and Grade 5 on an instrument. Piano/Keyboard skills.

Able to read notated music

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact All Hallows Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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