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Music Technology A Level at Twyford CofE High School

Course description

This course is aimed at:

Both traditional and popular musicians
People with an interest in the science behind recorded sound
Students who are happy working individually as well as learning as part of the whole class
People who live, sleep and breathe music
Those who seek an opportunity to develop their written and ICT skills

Course content

The course is split between coursework based on Cubase software and a listening paper focussing on Popular Music and music theory/music technology theory. You will also learn composition skills and general production skills.

Entry requirements

CSE Grade 5 in Music and Keyboard Grade 2 (or equivalent standard)


There are 2 pieces of coursework to be completed at the end of the Year 13 that assess a variety of different skills. These make up 40% of the course.

1. Recording (20%) recording a live band in the studio
2. Technology-based composition (20%) creating original music using Cubase

There are also 2 exams taken at the end of Year 13, which comprise 60% of the course:
1. Listening and Analysing (25%)
Knowledge and understanding of recording and production
techniques and principles
2. Producing and Analysing (35%)
Knowledge and understanding of editing, mixing and pro-
duction techniques

Future opportunities

Students can use Music Technology as a backing for any application to study either a science or art based degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twyford CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 December 2017
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