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Music Technology A Level at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Course description

There are many important opportunities in higher education, and some career possibilities, for those proficient in handling music technology.

The GCE in Music Technology has been widely accepted by higher education providers, and this Music Technology Advanced GCE will continue to provide valuable experience and preparation for students aiming to progress to higher education in the subject.

Careers in music technology include record producing, sound engineering and teaching.

Course content

Music technology, like other forms of technology, advances rapidly. 

This course provides opportunities to embrace recent developments in the field. 

This course involves lots of practical work and encourages the cultivation of a range of skills, including: Sequencing MIDI, Sequencing audio, recording live instruments, produce CDs, compose using music technology. 

Students (including those who don’t play a traditional instrument), are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original materials using technology.

Entry requirements

Grade C in English & Maths. GCSE Music or Level 2 BTEC preferable but not essential, providing you have a real interest in music.


Portfolios 1 & 2 

You must create, record and produce 3 different pieces of music and keep a log book with specific details of the process.

Coursework & exams 
  • Analysing & producing: Manipulations and production tasks using material provided on an examination paper and recorded on an audio CD.
  • Listening and analysing: This unit provides students with an opportunity to study the styles most common in popular music.
  • Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge using aural discrimination skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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