Government funding available
To take into account
Beyond meeting the College requirements to undertake an AS programme of study, you should have evidence of musical ability. This might be through GCSE Music, ABRSM grades or those offered by similar awarding bodies, BTEC qualifications and so forth. You will be invited to attend an audition and specialist interview with the Head of Music to discuss your particular skills and interests.
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The course will develop your skills in the disciplines of performing, composing, analytical study, harmony and provide you with an expanded view of music in its cultural context.
Our formal concerts present Reigates highest level performers
What will I study on this course?
The three broad areas of the course are as follows:
- Performing Music for which you have free choice of instrument, style and repertoire in the preparation of a short recital.
- Composing in the AS course this is to a brief set by the board; at A2 this becomes the specialist study of particular compositional techniques.
- Understanding Musical Style in which you study a number of set works from across the historical and style range, in order to reveal how composers express and construct musical ideas.
How is this course assessed?
The course is assessed through formal examination, externally assessed coursework (Composition) and internally assessed coursework (Performing). The examination is available only in June at present.
What kind of student will do well on this course?
You will do well on the course if you are:
- A natural performer
- Fascinated by the workings of music
- Good with IT
- A team player
- Keen to develop your instrumental or vocal technique to a high standard