Music

Vocational qualification

In Rotherham

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Rotherham

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

UNIT 1 Solo and/or ensemble performance at around grade 5 ABRSM standard. UNIT 2 Composition in response to a brief set by the examination board. UNIT 3 Developing Musical Understanding through the study of 9 or 10 pieces set by the examination board. A2: UNIT 4 Solo and/or ensemble performance at around grade 6 ABRSM standard. UNIT 5 Harmony and/or Composition UNIT 6 Further Musical.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Rotherham (South Yorkshire)
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Moorgate Road, S60 2BE

Starts

On request

To take into account

5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C in 4 different subjects including English or English Literature and C in Music or pass in Grade 5 theory; the ability to play an instrument or sing to at least Grade V ABRSM.

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Course programme

Music
Level 3
AS and A2
Duration 1 - 2 years
What will I study?
AS:

UNIT 1 Solo and/or ensemble performance at around grade 5 ABRSM standard.

UNIT 2 Composition in response to a brief set by the examination board.

UNIT 3 Developing Musical Understanding through the study of 9 or 10 pieces set by the examination board.

A2:

UNIT 4 Solo and/or ensemble performance at around grade 6 ABRSM standard.

UNIT 5 Harmony and/or Composition

UNIT 6 Further Musical Understanding through the study of 12 pieces set by the examination board.

Study Visits
Many students are already involved in local bands, choirs and orchestras and are encouraged to continue throughout the course.

Cost
Individual instrumental and vocal lessons are subsidised, but students are expected to contribute to the cost of these.

Assessment
AS:

UNIT 1 the production of 5-6 minutes of solo and/or ensemble performance, which is internally assessed and externally moderated.

UNIT 2 the production of a piece of original composition lasting 3 minutes. Externally assessed.

UNIT 3 a 2-hour examination that includes a listening test and questions about the styles and techniques used in the set works.

A2:

UNIT 4 the production of 12-15 minutes of solo and/or ensemble performance, which is internally assessed and externally moderated.

UNIT 5 the production or 2 pieces of work, either harmony or composition.

UNIT 6 a 2 hour examination that includes a listening test and questions about the styles and techniques used in the set works.

Useful Supporting Courses
The course links very well with Music Technology, Performing Arts and all other arts subjects. Some students also study Mathematics and the course is an excellent broad preparation for further study and careers such as performer, teacher, arts administrator, musical instrument designer/ restorer / repairer, or in retail and publishing.

Music

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