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Music A-Level at King's Oak Academy

Course description

Deepen your understanding of music that you love. Discover great music that's new to you. Share your performing skills on the stage. Create imaginative original work.

Course content

Year 1

Performing: Solo work / group work / creating music using technology. 
Composing: Developing your skills in any style that you wish to work in. 
Influences on Music: Analysing a classical symphony, developing aural awareness, choice of specialist area between musicals, baroque choral music & British popular music.

Year 2

Performing: Solo recital or technology options. 
Composing: Developing and extending original ideas. 
Music in Context: Analysing a 20th Century Symphony, developing aural awareness, choice of specialist area between Blues and Jazz & 20th Century English Choral Music.


Entry requirements

A* to B in GCSE Music 
Distinction in BTEC Music 
The ability to read music is essential.


40% Performance coursework
30% Composition coursework
30% Examination

Future opportunities


BA/BMus (Hons) – university degree; Access to BIMM and other music colleges; careers in the music industry.


Music performance; composition; education; sales; studio work; therapy; publishing; management; administration.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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