Music integrates the three components of performing, composing and appraising through the study of various musical traditions. At AS the Western Classical tradition is explored through the study of orchestral music. Modern musical idioms are also encountered through musical theatre or jazz, rock and pop.
At A2, a study of twentieth century music through a detailed set work provides a broad basis for entrance to university and musical careers.
A Level in Music is an essential grounding for those who wish to go on to study music at university, and to work as performers, composers, music broadcasters or in arts administration. Having A Level Music demonstrates the ability to perform under pressure, work with others and perform to a high standard.
6 GCSEs A* – C including Music grade B, or Grade 5 theory and grade 5 standard instrument/voice.