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Title: Music

Type: A Level

Entry Requirements:A minimum of a 6 in music at GCSE or the equivalent. Grade 4 standard on ABRSM/Rock School/LCM.

Course Length: 2 Years

Guide to A-Level Music


The complete A level consists of 3 units which will be spread across the two years. These units assess performance, composition and appraising – including listening and the historical study of music.

The expected standard of performance is grade 6 in preparation for the live recital. Two compositions should also be completed, one is free choice and one is based on a set brief.

It is also possible to tailor the A level by specialising in performance or composition and your chosen area will have a higher weighting.


You will be assessed on composition, performance and in a listening examination

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