Music A Level

Music A Level covers a wide range of skills, while allowing candidates the ability to pursue particular strengths. The course has components which give the opportunity for studying the development of musical style, analysis, composition (in any style), as well as applying listening skills to these areas. The course requires performing too, both as a regularly assessed aspect and an examined component. Particular areas of study can be pursued.


The three units for AS Level are assessed by written papers and examined performance (as well as coursework). The same categories (but different content) will be taken to a higher level for the A2 year.


A Level Music provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to understand the development of musical style. It is essential for those reading Music at University and for those wishing to enter a Conservatories. Many Universities combine Music with other subjects - both arts and sciences. BA and BMus degrees are offered depending on the nature of the course required.


GCSE Music is useful (though not essential) and a decent level of achievement on an instrument is needed.