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A Level Music at Fulford School

Course description

A level Music is based around the three elements familiar to students
who took the subject at GCSE. As a Performer students will give a short,
informal recital of 5-6 minutes in Year 12 and offer a longer programme
in Year 13. As a Composer they will produce a piece lasting 3 minutes in
Year 12 and another in Year 13. As a Listener they will study a wide range
of music selected from the Anthology and will answers questions about
context, structure, instrumentation, etc., as well as completing exercises
in the writing and analysis of harmony.
Assessment varies with each unit. Performances are recorded over the
course of the first two terms. Compositions are notated and recorded
by Easter in each year, other units are assessed by examination in the


Entry requirements

- Enthusiasm for a wide range of music
- A real interest in finding out how music works
- A good level of skill as a performer (Grade V minimum)
- The ability to perform as a soloist and in an ensemble
- An interest in composing your own music
- Normally grade B or above in GCSE Music (if studied)

Future opportunities

A-Level music is usually required by anyone wishing to study the subject
at university or on a college performance course. Music graduates have
a wide range of choices open to them, including performing, teaching,
work in theatre, cinema and media, and arts administration. Those who
do not pursue a career in music will have learned skills that will remain
with them throughout their lifetime.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years