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A2 Level : Music

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code A2/Music
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time



Course Description:
  • Performing,
  • Composing
  • Listening (the detailed study of different areas and styles, and includes specific set works by composers such as a Classical symphony and some Jazz pieces).

How will it be delivered?

At A Level

Performance Recital - three pieces, lasting approximately 10 minutes that are Grade VII or Grade VIII standard.

Composing - you will compose one piece on a brief set by the exam board. Compositions will need to be fully notated and the scores are submitted to the exam board. You will complete a chorale in the style of J.S. Bach

Listening and Appraising - analysing music through a detailed study of set works, learning about unfamiliar music and answering questions related to recorded extracts.

Summary: Formal assessment will consist of a recorded recital the submission of a composition with a score a written exam for Listening and Appraising music.


Exam Board:  Edexcel

Entry requirements

5 Grade 4’s and above to include a 4 in GCSE Music if taken.

Performance standard of at least grade 5 (Trinity College / ABRSM) or equivalent. 

Theory level of working towards grade 5 (ABRSM) or equivalent.

Your next steps...

Music is very good as a subject for any student considering work in the Media, Theatre, Education, Music Therapy, Caring professions.  It is viewed by Universities as a strong academic subject.


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