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Creativity is one of the most important and in-demand skills at work. The study of creative subjects, like music, is more important and relevant than ever to young people to give them the chance to succeed.

Studying music, the possibilities are endless. Music will enable you to demonstrate many skills which employers, colleges and universities will be looking for. It can also give you opportunities to travel, meet people and get the most out of life.

Eduqas Music teachers were recently asked to give details of the next steps of former students. It was not a surprise to hear that many had continued to study Music at Music College, or universities including Cambridge, Derby, Durham, Huddersfield, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Oxford, Sheffield, Surrey and York. Others had gone on to University to read dentistry, medicine, journalism, veterinary medicine or computing. 

Why study music?

The word “music” covers a huge range of different styles and genres, and each one of us has our own preferences and interests. Studying A level music enables you to develop your performing and composing skills and gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of musical styles and genres.

Curriculum information

Year Autumn Spring Summer

12 

  • Unit 1: Practical Theory and Harmony – examine signs and symbols used in musical notation. Explore the application of melodic composition based on musical elements. 

  • Continue developing your accuracy, fluency and expression performing on your chosen instrument as a soloist and as part of an ensemble. 

 

  • Unit 1: Practical Theory and Harmony – exploring the application of chords and cadences for composition or arrangement. Produce correct musical notation for performance   

  • Unit 2: Professional Practice in the Music industry – Explore the importance of professional practice in the music industry and operational requirements relevant to specific music industry organisations and practices. 

  • Unit 2: Professional Practice in the Music industry – explore skills application for working in the music industry, demonstrate presentation skills and evaluate professional roles in the music industry. 

  • Continue developing your accuracy, fluency and expression performing on your chosen instrument as a soloist and as part of an ensemble. 

 

13 

  • AoE: 20th Century music – explore maximalism and modernism through a range of composers including  Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Prokofiev and Wozzeck. 

  • Explore Set work of Nuages by Debussy and Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano Mvmt III by Poulenc 

  • Develop composing skills responding to free and exam board briefs. 

  • Continue developing accuracy, fluency and expression on your chosen instrument to deliver a recital.  

  • Exam technique and revision of AoA, AoC and AoE including set works. 

  • Develop composing skills responding to free and exam board briefs. 

  • Continue developing accuracy, fluency and expression on your chosen instrument to deliver a recital.  

 

  

I loved studying A Level music because it gave me the freedom to perform the type of music I enjoy, whilst exploring new styles of music.
Grace, music student
I was able to develop my songwriting skills using new techniques to create a sound I love.
Matthew, music student