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Music A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

Whether you’re a budding rock star or classical instrumentalist, A Level Music will develop your skills in performing, composing and analysing the medium you love.

You will develop a more informed appreciation of music of all kinds, from Beethoven and Shostakovich to Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker to Lady Gaga and Coldplay.

The course content is flexible enough for you to use the underpinning theory you learn to develop your skills in whatever area of music you are most interested in.

Course content

This course covers the three main strands of music – composing, listening and performing to an advanced level.

Students will analyse a variety of musical pieces from across all genres and learn to compose using both pastiche and original ideas.

A large proportion of the course is performance based, with students submitting their best recordings for assessment.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C. Preferably including a grade C in GCSE Music or equivalent musical experience.

Future opportunities

Students often go on to read Music at degree level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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