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Music at Bridlington School Sports College

Course description

AS Level

Unit 1: Performing - 8 minute recital with 5 minute discussion with visiting examiner. Also 4 minute performance on second instrument or as part of an ensemble, or performing own composition.

Unit 2: Composition - A set of exercises that tests ability to understand traditional theory and harmonic practice. Also a free composition in any style.

Unit 3: Historical study - Listening paper testing aural and listening skills. Written paper that includes questions on set works studied during Year 12 and general understanding of musical styles.

A2 Level

This course covers the same disciplines that are examined at AS Music, with the opportunity to specialise a little. The course is a true combination of practical, creative and academic work.

Unit 4: There is a choice of two options for this unit:

* Option 1 - (performance) requires the candidate to give a recital of about 20 minutes.
* Option 2 - (composition) requires the candidate to submit a portfolio of two compositions of at least 6 minutes length.

Unit 5: This unit has two parts:

* Performing during the course requires the candidate to complete a log of at least 4 performances during Year 13 (not including the recital).
* Compositional techniques is a 3 hour examination in which the candidates complete a substantial piece of music (usually a chorale or a piece of Baroque counterpoint).

Unit 6: Analysing Music - This examination has two parts:

* Part 1 (Listening) tests aural skills and perception.
* Part 2 (Analysis) requires written answers to 5 questions based on works that have been studied during Year 12 and 13.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades (including English and Maths) plus a B grade in this subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridlington School Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years