The AS Level / A Level Music is a Full-time Further Education course in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA), designed for students who are interested in developing their musical skills or wish to become a professional musician.
This is a rigorous and demanding course. Music is a highly respected subject and can be studied alongside most subject combinations. The course has 3 units in each year. These are: Performing, Composing and Appraising. You will study a range of music from the Classical Era to the Twentieth/Twenty-First Century as well as either Musical Theatre, Rock & Pop or Jazz. You will be expected to compose two compositions each year. You will be entitled to receive a weekly individual lesson on your chosen instrument/voice provided by the College as part of the Music Academy. There are a range of extra-curricular activities and concerts, festivals and trips which it is hoped that you will participate in.
Applying for A Levels? Click Apply Now on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying, complete the online application form and then book an Information Evening to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices. You can then choose your subjects on the night!
A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and/or Welsh. You should be a confident performer, with the MINIMUM ability of Grade 5 on your instrument/voice for AS and a MINIMUM ability of Grade 6 for A2 level. An ability to read staff notation is desirable, or at least a desire to do so. Grade 5 theory [ABRSM] is an ideal preparation for the course, although not essential.
There will be additional course-related costs.