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A Level

Why study this course?

• If you want to broaden your musical horizons and understanding

• If you are considering studying Music in High Education it is essential.  However many universities look at it favourably when applying for other subjects as it demonstrates motivation, commitment and your ability to work both independently and with others

• If you simply enjoy music

Potential  careers:

• Performer

• Armed Forces Musician

• Teacher

• Recording Industry

• Composer

• Music Publishing

• Music Therapist


• Examination

• Performance

• Coursework

Course content

You will study the following genres in order to answer aural and essay questions in the final examination:

Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

Popular Song: Blues, Jazz, Swing and Big Band Instrumental Jazz from 1900 to the present day Programme Music from the Romantic era

You will perform a 10 minute programme of music, which will be filmed for submission. Two compositions will also need to be submitted, with a combined minimum duration of four minutes; one brief will be set by the examination board, the other will be set by yourself after discussions with your teachers.

Staff contact

Mr S Aston