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Music AS/A2 Level at Chichester High School for Girls

Course description

AS Year:

Unit 1:PERFORMING MUSIC: 5 - 6 minutes as asoloist and/or part of an ensemble – anyinstrument/any voice.

Unit 2:COMPOSING: Create a 3 minute piece.Write a CD programme note describing aspectsof the composition and the influences of othermusic on it.


Listening to familiar music and understanding how it works.

SectionA: Listening to extracts of music played and answerquestions about features heard.

Section B: Investigating musical styles. Both these sectionsrequire study of works from an Anthology.

Section C: Understanding Chords and Lines – identifyingharmonic and tonal features.

A2 Year:

Unit 4:EXTENDED PERFORMANCE: 12 - 15 minutesof a balanced programme of music as a soloistand/or as part of an ensemble.


SECTION 1 – COMPOSITION:Create a 3 minute composition.

SECTION 2 –TECHNICAL STUDY:Builds on the knowledge and awareness ofharmony gained in Unit 3.


Listening to music, both familiar and unfamiliar,and understanding how it works.


Course content

See above

Entry requirements

5 GCSs at grade C or above with a grade B in Music.

Performing skills need to be at the standard of Grade 5 forAS level, and Grade 6 for A2.


AS Year:

Unit 1 30%

Unit 2 30%

Unit 3 40% Exam


A2 Year:

Unit 4  30%

Unit 5  30%

Unit 6 40%

Future opportunities


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

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