Students will be expected to be musicians, to play an instrument and be serious about their work. They learn about musical language and explore the elements underlying the organisation of sound, through listening to music, performing individually and in a group, composing and appraising music.
Identifying musical elements, history, instrumentation and theory skills through an aural examination. 20%
2. Composing and appraising Music
One composition linked to an annually announced area of music showing strands linked to musical elements. 20%
Performance a) One for 'Individual Performance'/'Technology based Performance', lasting no more than five minutes, and b) One for 'Group Performance', lasting no more than five minutes. 40%
4. Composing Music
Compose one piece of music which explores two or more of the five Areas of Study. This may be in any style or genre of the candidate's choosing. 20%
A-level to Post Graduate at College and University. Many organisations target graduates from Performing Arts courses. The skills taught are highly valued by employers across a broad range of sectors.
Period 6 is usually on Mondays from 3pm to 4pm.
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