The A Level qualification in Music extends the skills required at GCSE by developing practical and creative skills and through fostering critical and analytical thinking about music.
Unit 1: Appraising Music (40%).
Areas of Study include i) Western Classical Tradition 1650 – 1910 ii) Music for Theatre iii) Art Music since 1910
Unit 2: Performance (35%) Solo and/or ensemble as an instrumentalist, or vocalist and/or music production (via technology).
Unit 3: Composition (25%) Composition 1 to a brief and composition 2 is a free composition.
Students also have the opportunity to be involved with a wide array of Co-Curricular Music activities. Click here to find out more.
In the last five years, students who took A Level music went on to study: Composition, Music, Theology and Religion, Veterinary Medicine, Archaeology, Dance, Sound Technology, German and Russian, Psychology, Acoustical Engineering, History and Russian, Audio Engineering.