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Year 12 & Year 13

Recital- Minimum of 10 minutes and three contrasting pieces on one or more instruments

Section 1: Free choice

Section 2: Focused study                                    35% of total A level


Compositions with a combined duration of at least 4 minutes


One to a brief set by Eduqas

One to a brief written by the learner                                25% of total A level


Listening and Appraising

Written exam including aural extracts

Analysing and evaluating music

Familiar and unfamiliar pieces

Prescribed works

Questions based on aural extracts                                    40% of total A level


Links Well With:

Music links well with other Performing Arts subjects and Humanities.

Progression Routes:

Degree courses in Music at University or performance diplomas at Music Conservatoires, Education and Music Therapy.

Entry Requirements: GCSE Grade 6 Music. Students without GCSE Grade 6 will be interviewed for this course.  Students should also have a performing level of at least Grade 6 Associated Board standard in an instrument/voice.