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Music A Level at Enfield Grammar School

Course description

Who is this course for?
Anyone with a passion for music.
Anyone who is grade five or above on an instrument.
Anyone who has gained at least a B grade in GCSE music.
Anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their musical practice.
Music is a highly valued qualification by universities as it shows many transferable skills such as team work, attention to detail, determination, discipline, creative
thinking and analytical abilities. Many courses such as medicine and law are looking for applicants with a broad range of experiences and knowledge, music can
provide breadth to your application.

Course content

You will study, and learn to appraise, a range of musical styles including Classical Music, Popular Music, Music for Media and contemporary classical music. These will be explore through critical listening, composition and performance tasks.


How will I be assessed and what will I be studying?
Component 1: Appraising music (40%)
This is an exam paper with listening and written questions using excerpts of music. This will be a mix of familiar and unfamiliar music.
Component 2: Per
formance (35%)
Students must prepare a minimum of ten minutes of performance in total. The performances can be solo and/or ensemble as an instrumentalist, or vocalist and/or music production (via technology).
Component 3: Composition (25%)
Students must compose two compositions with a minimum requirement of four and half minutes of music. One of these compositions will be to an externally set brief.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 January 2018
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