AS Level Music

A Level

In Marple

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Marple

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

Music is an enjoyable, challenging and varied subject. There are opportunities to perform, compose and learn about composers, history and contexts. Three units in each year offer logical progression through self-motivated learning and in-depth teaching. Choose it because you love and enjoy it. Music is a unique whole brain activity, involving both the cognitive and affective aspects of your.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Marple (Cheshire)
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Hibbert Lane

Starts

On request

To take into account

GCSE grade B as a minimum but this is not essential. You must be able to read music in treble and bass clefs and be able to play or sing to about Grade 4 standard. Grade 5 Theory will be a definite advantage. You must be enthusiastic and highly self-motivated.

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Course programme


Music (AS and A Level) Marple only

MUSIC

AS and A Level (Edexcel)

Campus: Marple

(03.02.09)

Course overview

Music is an enjoyable, challenging and varied subject. There are opportunities to perform, compose and learn about composers, history and contexts. Three units in each year offer logical progression through self-motivated learning and in-depth teaching. Choose it because you love and enjoy it. Music is a unique whole brain activity, involving both the cognitive and affective aspects of your personality.

Music retains 3 units for AS Level and 3 units for A Level because it is a complex and varied subject. The emphasis on the subject content will involve more stretch and challenge to students.

AS Level (year one)

Unit One 30%: Performing Music solo and ensemble playing to a minimum of Grade 5 standard.

Unit Two 30%: Composing in a variety of styles based directly on established models.

Unit Three 40%: Developing Musical Understanding Listening to and Studying set music from the New Anthology of Music.

A Level (year two)

Unit Four 30%: Extended Performance solo and ensemble playing to a minimum of Grade 6 standard.

Unit Five 30%: Composition and Technical Study 2 compositions showing contrast in style, or Style Composition or a combination of the 2 components.

Unit 6 40%: Further Musical Understanding extended topics from AS Unit Three, greater depth and complexity.

How you will learn

You will learn through class discussion, group and individual work. There is a high level of staff input.

How you will be assessed

AS Unit One and A2 Unit Four are internally assessed. All other units are examined and externally marked. Work will be constantly assessed in line with Edexcel mark schemes.

Special entry requirements

GCSE grade B as a minimum but this is not essential. You must be able to read music in treble and bass clefs and be able to play or sing to about Grade 4 standard. Grade 5 Theory will be a definite advantage.

You must be enthusiastic and highly self-motivated.

What the students say

The best department in the college.

Matthew Shaw (RNCM)

I always learn something really useful and inspiring and have a good laugh.

Richard Sellars (Huddersfield University)

Life changing education.

Hilary Nicholls (York University)

Fantastic teaching that makes everything seem so simple.

Rachael Denny (Huddersfield University)

Other useful information

We have high pass rates, with a high proportion of our students going on to read Music at university. Everyone goes to where they apply.

Many ensembles, bands and choirs, tuition in Drums, Guitar, Singing and Theory.

Excellent facilities practice rooms, Music Technology, large library of CDs, music and books.

Links to BBC, RNCM and many universities and colleges.

AS Level Music

Price on request