Music Technology at The King Edmund School
The music industry is one of the most desirable and challenging places to work. This course focuses on understanding the processes of recording sound and using practical skills in capturing live instruments. It is expected that you will gain a valuable blend of creative ability and practical skills in music production alongside a strong understanding of technology.
You will develop musical skills within the capture, processing and mixing of sounds
in a recording studio. You will develop your musicality, in particular attention to
dynamics, articulation and phrasing. You will develop your music technology
skills and learn about microphone capture, amplification and the use of midi and
audio tracks. You will have the opportunity to sequence MIDI and audio, record
live instruments, produce CDs and compose using music technology. Students
will also build an understanding of the technical processes and principles that
underpin effective use of music technology, and comment on it in writing.
The majority of the first year is based on controlled assessment. This will
develop skills and an understanding of how the recording studio works and
also in-depth use of a sequencer. There is a formal examination at the end of
the course that is an hour and a half in length. The examination will test your
knowledge and understanding of a specific genre of music, (chosen by the
examination board), and the skills you have developed in music technology over
There are many important opportunities in higher education, and many career
possibilities for those proficient in handling music technology. The A Level in music
technology has been widely accepted by higher education providers and will
continue to provide valuable experience and preparation for students aiming to
progress to higher education in the subject. Careers in music technology include
record producing, sound engineering and teaching.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Edmund School directly.