Sixth Form

Music A Level

Studying A Level Music will allow you to expand your musical repertoire, develop a deeper appreciation of what you hear and discover how elements of music work together as you compose and perform your own work.

You will explore a variety of musical genres and discover what inspires musicians and how they develop techniques for practice and performance. You will use our professional recording studio, which has specialist music software including Cubase and Logic Pro for producing studio based compositions, and Sibelius to score creations.

You will direct and organise your own ensembles and prepare performances for the many musical events that occur throughout the school. These include live performances in Romsey Abbey, our Musical and Performing Arts Showcase events, regular lunchtime recitals and concerts. In addition, there are many varied groups and ensembles for you to take part in, including Orchestra, Jazz Band, Flute Choir, Rock Band and Choir.

The course is assessed in three parts: performing, composing and listening/appraising.

Examination board: Edexcel

Where could this course take you?

Studying Music at university can lead to varied pathways, such as performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, sound engineering, conducting and teaching. It is also common to find music graduates in consultancy, finance, banking, music therapy and the legal profession because of the valuable skills that Music graduates have.