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OVERVIEW

AS and A2 Music continue to develop students’ musical skills within the areas of Performing, Composing and Listening.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Both the AS and A2 course will suit those who have a good grounding in music already, can perform at least Grade 5 standard (although a certificate is not essential) and have an enquiring mind! You will be expected to be able to work well independently and carry out much work outside of the classroom. The ability to communicate your knowledge effectively both in words and sound will be important.

FURTHER EDUCATION AND CAREERS

A Level Music is recommended for any student wishing to take music further after the Sixth Form. Whether students are thinking of performing–related courses or more academic studies within music it is a must to gain experience with this well–rounded A Level.

COURSE DETAILS

Exam Board: AQA

AS MUSIC

Component 1 – Appraising Music. (40% of the AS). A written exam which will include listening and written questions.

Students need to study Classical Music from 1650-1910, and then one of the following topics: Pop music, Music for Media,

Music for Theatre, Jazz, Contemporary Traditional Music, Art Music since 1910. Students will be well prepared in these topics having studied various set works, relevant composers and performers. Externally marked.

Component 2 – Performing. (35% of the AS). Students perform for a minimum of 10 minutes as a soloist and/or as part of an ensemble and/or using technology for music production. Externally marked.

Component 3 – Composing. (25% of the AS). Two compositions combined must be a minimum of 4 ½ minutes, one to a brief and one free choice. Externally marked.

A LEVEL MUSIC

This follows the same outline as AS Music but in greater depth. Both AS and A Level can be delivered at the same time if appropriate.

Component 1 – Appraising Music. (40% of the A Level). A written exam which will include listening and written questions.

Students need to study Classical Music from 1650-1910, and then one of the following topics: Pop music, Music for Media, Music for Theatre, Jazz, Contemporary Traditional Music, Art Music since 1910. Students will be well prepared in these topics having studied various set works, relevant composers and performers. Externally marked.

Component 2 – Performing. (35% of the A Level). Students perform for 10 -12 minutes as a soloist and/or as part of an

ensemble and/or using technology for music production. Externally marked.

Component 3 – Composing. (25% of the A Level). Two compositions totalling 4 ½ to 6 minutes, 1 to a brief and 1 free choice. Externally marked.

FURTHER ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Don’t be daunted by the above specification! Please come and have a chat with us.

Ms Warwick and Mr Bond.

 

 

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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

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School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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