Students will learn to perform, compose and appreciate different types of music, developing critical and creative thinking, cultural, aesthetic and emotional awareness, and the ability to make music individually and as part of a group.
Music has a straightforward structure with three engaging components, assessed through practical performances, compositions and one externally examined paper.
The key content of musical elements, contents and language are taught through the Areas of Study and set works to show real examples of how these are used within different types of music
If students have studied music at Key Stage 4 a grade 6 is required. Grade 5 theory is also desirable but can be started on the course.
Grade 6 practical ability is required for the performance coursework but working towards grade 5 at the start of the course will be allowed.
What type of student is this course suitable for?
The course is aimed at individuals who are looking at careers in Music. Students typically go on to study a degree in music or focus on the performance side of the course at a conservatoire.
Students must be able to perform to at least a grade 5 standard on their instrument and be able to analyse music as well as having experience of composition.
Where could this course take you?
Students who study music go on to higher education, music conservatoires or the music industry.