Small group sizes allow extensive one-to-one support for developing coursework and performance skills.
Achieved a 100% pass rate in 2017.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C). Preferably including a grade 4 (grade C )in GCSE Music or equivalent musical experience.
Whether you’re a budding rock star or classical instrumentalist, A Level Music will develop your skills in performing, composing and analysing the medium you love. You will develop a more informed appreciation of music of all kinds, from Beethoven and Shostakovich to Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker to Lady Gaga and Coldplay. The course content is flexible enough for you to use the underpinning theory you learn to develop your skills in whatever area of music you are most interested in.
This course covers the three main strands of music – composing, listening and performing to an advanced level. Students will analyse a variety of musical pieces from across all genres and learn to compose using both pastiche and original ideas. A large proportion of the course is performance based, with students submitting their best recordings for assessment.
Other A Levels
Music works really well with other creative subjects such as Media, Fine Art, Graphics and Drama, but could complement any A Level subjects.
Where will my course lead?
Students often go on to read Music at degree level.