Exam board – Pearson BTEC
Entry Requirement – Level 2 Performing Arts or Music would be desirable but not essential.
Who Should I contact for more information – Mrs Hill or Miss Sauvage
What does this Course lead to?
The course can lead to entry at university or to a specific Performing Arts College.
Careers include musician, session musician, music therapist, music producer, radio DJ, sound engineer, producer, composer, music agent, music journalist, music teacher.
What will I study
The units which are included in Music are:
- Music performance techniques
- Pop music in practice
- Solo performer
- Working as a musical ensemble
- Music in the community
- Song writing
- Live sound
- Session musician
You would work on six units: Music Performance Techniques being compulsory you would then choose five others to complete.
What are the benefits of studying this course and what will I gain from it?
You will develop your skills further in Music. This will prepare you to apply for Music at both University and College. If you are not thinking of taking it beyond sixth form it will give you an interest to follow in your personal life, as well as confidence in presenting ideas, problem solving and creative thinking in your working life.
How will I be assessed
You will be set assignments throughout the two years to complete the units, which consist of both written and performance tasks. These are all marked internally and then sampled by an external moderator. The grades are Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* and are awarded UCAS points for university entry in the same way as A Levels.