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FANTASTIC MUSIC SUITE AND A STRONG TRADITION OF PERFORMING.
WHAT YOU STUDY
You will continue to study Performing, Composing and Listening. During the course, there will be lots of performing opportunities and you will give a solo performance at the end of the course. You will study many different styles of music and use this to compose, answer listening questions and respond to structured questions.
HOW YOU STUDY
Music is a practical subject and all areas of the course will be approached through the practical activities of listening, performing and composing. You need discipline for rehearsing performances, research skills for analysis but, above all, musicality and a love of music of all kinds.
DEPARTMENT STRENGTHS AND RESOURCES
The Music Suite is a fantastic resource for the study of A-level music. It has a suite of practice rooms, an acoustically flattering performance area, a varied selection of scores and recordings and a recording studio. The Music Department has cutting edge technology to help realise your compositions and to help with Harmonic exercises.
The department has strong links with the CBSO and we regularly take A-level students to Symphony Hall for a variety of concerts and master classes and, where possible, musicians are invited to school to give lectures and workshops.
PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY
Music courses at degree level are very diverse, offering students the chance to specialise in a chosen career path. Degrees may include courses on technology, music therapy, arts administration, performance and the study of more traditional musical skills.
OTHER RELATED DEGREE COURSES
Music Technology Degrees Performance Degrees/Diplomas Combined Arts Degrees.
Music has now been taught at this school for the past 16 years and is a well-established part of the curriculum. We do share the modules of this subject with the Music department from Haybridge. Being able to offer such a wealth of expertise and experience from two departments is a huge advantage for our students.
Many of our music students have gone on to read music at degree level. Students have gone on to pursue careers related to music such as teaching at primary level with specialism in music, secondary school music teaching and working in recording studios.
COMBINES WELL WITH
Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, other arts subjects such as Drama, Art. Music provides a balance to any combination of A-levels.
GCSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
A grade B or above in Music would be desirable.
You should also be able to sing or play to at least Grade IV level.