Music

A Level

This course encompasses the three core elements of performance, composition and historical studies.

Overview

This course encompasses the three core elements of performance, composition and historical studies and is designed for students keen to study music through both practical and academic disciplines, and explore in depth the relationships between them.

Assessment:

Listening/Written Exam (40%) Practical Work (60%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, plus grade B in GCSE English Language and Music or grade 5 music theory plus, grade 6 standard performance level. Applicants are required to complete a music theory test at interview.

Exam board: Eduqas / WJEC
Costs:

£40 for textbooks and concert visits.

Programme leader:

Tara Choudrie

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley

Careers

Students may consider direct entry into employment or further training, or decide to pursue a career in the music industry. In addition to performance, roles may include sales, marketing, A&R, publishing and artist management.

Higher education

This course is excellent preparation for students who would like to pursue the subject into Higher Education. Students have continued their studies in the subject at institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge universities, the University of Surrey, Bristol University, Bath Spa University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal Welsh College.

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