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A Level Music

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code MUS
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Our A-level Music specification enables students to extend their knowledge and understanding of music, to create and develop their own musical ideas and to demonstrate technical, interpretative and communication skills through performing music.

Details

Component 1: Performing (30%)

A performance of one or more pieces performed as a recital. The total performance time must be a minimum of 8 minutes. Performances can be playing or singing solo or in an ensemble.

Component 2: Composing (30%)

Two compositions, one to a set brief and one a free composition. One of the compositions assesses compositional technique. The total time across both submissions must be a minimum of 6 minutes.

Component 3: Appraising (40%)

One written paper of 2 hours

The areas of study are:

Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music for Film, Popular Music and Jazz, Fusions, New Directions.

For full details see the Pearson Edexcel Website

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: Performing (30%)

A performance of one or more pieces performed as a recital. The total performance time must be a minimum of 8 minutes. Performances can be playing or singing solo or in an ensemble.

Component 2: Composing (30%)

Two compositions, one to a set brief and one a free composition. One of the compositions assesses compositional technique. The total time across both submissions must be a minimum of 6 minutes.

Component 3: Appraising (40%)

One written paper of 2 hours

Entry requirements

Students need to be able to play an instrument or sing and preferably be in receipt of instrumental/vocal lessons.

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