Sixth Form

Music Technology A Level

In Music Technology you will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to compose, sequence, record, analyse and produce music. The key focus of the course is mastery of the different disciplines within Music Technology.

You will learn to understand the science behind sound and apply your understanding through professional standard multi-track recordings made in our purpose built music studio. Musical listening and appraising skills will be developed through the study of the history of music and you will apply your knowledge through composing in particular styles or to set briefs.

As well as the mixing and mastering process of the multi-track recording, you will learn advanced Logic Pro X editing and manipulation skills and processes which are applied through sequencing and composition work.

Our Music Technology students are encouraged to use our recording studios outside lesson time to develop skills, complete recording tasks, mix and master their work. You will be encouraged to develop instrumental skills, to enhance your musical ability and understanding and apply your technical skills at the school’s live performances, recitals and concerts.

Examination board: Edexcel

Where could this course take you?

Students who take Music Technology A level can progress to degree courses, such as the Tonmeister degree at the University of Surrey, Music Production at Leeds College of Music, Music Production at Huddersfield University, Live Sound Engineering at ACM and Music Technology at Birmingham Conservatoire. Career opportunities may include sound engineering, music production, teaching, composing for film and media, music journalism and music software development.