This course if offered as part of the Calderdale 6 Collaboration, with this course being offered by The Crossley Heath School.
The new A Level music course covers a wide range of different styles of music. The course is split into three areas:
Lessons will be classroom based with students having the opportunity to be involved in practical activities when appropriate. There will be opportunities for students to work in group situations and also to complete long term, self-led coursework projects. When doing compositional work, students will work using Sibelius, Cubase or their instruments. Note reading is a useful skill to have.
Assessment is at the end of Year 13, with performing worth 30%, composing worth 30% and appraising worth 40% of the mark.
Music A level can lead to a variety of careers such as performing, music journalism, teaching, music therapy, composer, music production, music publishing or music software development. It is also an excellent preparation for progression to any musical HE route. Music is an excellent complementary subject for students choosing scientific or humanity subjects and it equips students with a broad range of skills Universities and employers value highly.
A grade 6 in GCSE Music is required. Students should be able to perform their instrument to at least grade 5 standard. Other qualifications such as a BTEC distinction in Music may be considered on a case by case basis. In exceptional circumstances, students who can demonstrate considerable music ability may be considered for this course without having studied music at GCSE level.
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