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Music - AS/A2 Level at Rochdale Sixth Form College

Course description


There are a variety of reasons to study Music at A-Level here at Rochdale Sixth Form College. Music is a rewarding subject that allows you to further develop and showcase your creative talents. Many students use our course as preparation for study at a music college or an academic music degree, whilst others see the subject as simply an academic qualification for university entry. A significant proportion of students choose Music as something they enjoy, furthering both their hobbies and academic study in lesson time.

During the course you will build on your skills in musical performance and composition, working with a range of pieces from different styles and eras. You will acquire a wide range of skills, improving your confidence through performance, working on theoretical skills through musical analysis and expressing your own creativity and musical ideas through composition.

Course content

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Entry requirements

To study A-Levels at RSFC you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C, covering at least four different subject areas. Two of the 5 A* - C grades must include GCSE Maths and English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required as is a positive college interview. You must also have:

Grade 5 ABRSM (or equivalent) on an instrument.

Grade 5 Music Theory (or a commitment to taking the exam during your AS year)

Grade C or above at GCSE Music

Good notation-reading skills

Financial information

If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think that you might struggle with the costs of full-time education you may apply for a bursary. The students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:

• Disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

• Young people in care• Care leavers

• Young people in receipt of income support

Other students facing genuine financial difficulties can apply for the Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF).The DBF can support students with travel costs, equipment, books and other course-related costs.

Future opportunities

Positive Steps - See your Positive Steps Adviser in school or contact 0800 195 8528.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rochdale Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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