Coleg Y Cymoedd

Course Details

Music AS and A2

Locations and Attendance

Full Time - To be arranged

This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.

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Course Duration : 03/09/2018 to 28/06/2019
Course Code : GEF318NL

Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study. Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.

Course Outline

This course extends the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through music and to take part in making music through performing, composing and appraising.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including Music at grade B or above. Or a BTEC equivalent, plus performing ability equal to grade 5 on any instrument/voice.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.

What will I study?

At AS Level you will be required to perform a recital lasting between 8-10 minutes, produce two compositions - one based on the Western Classical Tradition and one free composition, as well as an historical and analytical study of the music of the Western Classical Tradition and Music Theatre.

The A2 course requires a longer performance recital, a more substantial composition portfolio – based on the Western Classical Tradition and on the music of the 20th /21st centuries, and a more in depth historical and analytical study of Music in the 20th/21st centuries in addition to the Western Classical Tradition.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by 60% coursework and 40% examination.

Career Opportunities and Progression

On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university to study Music or Performing at Music college. Music is also useful for many other degree courses as students have developed skills that can be transferred to other subjects as well as their involvement in and enjoyment of music.

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