Exam, Performance and Composition
Five GCSEs at grade four or above in different subjects including English and Maths. Music GCSE is not necessary, but a high standard of musical competence is required.
Component 1 (Appraising Music)
Western classical tradition 1650 – 1910 (compulsory unit)
Two units of the following:
- Pop music
- Music for media
- Music for theatre
- Contemporary traditional music (Art music since 1910)
Component 2 (Performance)
You will perform and record a minimum of 10 minutes of solo and/or ensemble music or music production (via technology)
Component 3 (Composition)
You will compose two pieces lasting a minimum of 4 and a half minutes total duration. Composition 1 will be written to a given brief.
Composition 2 will be a free composition.
Where will it lead?
A Music A-Level will lead you into study for a degree in Music or related courses. You could go into Teaching, Professional Performance, Music Technology related career or Music Marketing.