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Music - BTEC Level 3 at Sandy Upper School

Course description

Year 1 Term1

  • The first term will focus on Music Performance Techniques the mandatory unit. Students will explore a range of techniques for their chosen instrument.
  • Students will complete workshops on the key skills for their instruments and complete a number of performance log books.
  • There will be a final assessment and write up for this unit. Students will be expected to perform demonstrating three varying performance techniques.
Year 1 Term2

Students will be given guidance and workshops on the following optional units. They will be provided with briefs and complete one of their choosing:

  • Aural Perception Skills
  • Classical Music in Practice
  • Composing Music
  • Improvising Music
  • Music in the Community
  • Music Performance Session Styles
Year 1 Term3

Students will be given guidance and workshops on the following optional units. They will be provided with briefs and complete one of their choosing:

  • Improvising Music in a Jazz Style
  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists
  • Live Music Workshop
  • Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry
  • Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
  • Singing Techniques and Performance
Year 2 Term1

Students will be given guidance and workshops on the following optional units. They will be provided with briefs and complete one of their choosing:

  • Modern Music in Practice
  • Music Project
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Pop Music in Practice
  • Solo Music Performance Skills
Year 2 Term2

Students will be given guidance and workshops on the following optional units. They will be provided with briefs and complete one of their choosing:

  • Studying Music from Around the World
  • The Music Freelance World
  • The Sound and Music Industry
  • Special Subject Investigation

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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