English Martyrs' Catholic School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FJ
Tel: 0116 2428880 | Email: emsixth@englishmartyrs.org

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MUSIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION

- Performing
- Composing
- Listening (the detailed study of different areas and styles, and includes specific set works by composers such as a Classical symphony and some Jazz pieces)

ASSESSMENT

At AS Level:
- Performance Recital - a minimum of two contrasting pieces of at least grade 6 standard. A recorded unit lasting not less than 6 minutes
- Composition - you will compose two pieces. One of them on a brief set by the exam board, and the other set in consultation with your teacher. Both pieces will need to be fully notated and the scores are submitted to the exam board
- Listening and Appraising - analysing music through a detailed study of set works, learning about unfamiliar music and answering questions related to recorded extracts
- Summary - Formal assessment will consist of a Recital given in front of an audience; the submission of two compositions in score; a written exam for Listening and Appraising music, including the set works you have studied
 
At A Level:
- Performance Recital - three pieces, lasting approximately 10 minutes that are Grade VII or Grade VIII standard
- Composing - you will compose one piece on a brief set by the exam board. Compositions will need to be fully notated and the scores are submitted to the exam board. You will complete a chorale in the style of J.S. Bach
- Listening and Appraising - analysing music through a detailed study of set works, learning about unfamiliar music and answering questions related to recorded extracts
- Summary - formal assessment will consist of a recorded recital the submission of a composition with a score a written exam for Listening and Appraising music

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

5 Grade 4s and above to include a 4 in GCSE Music, if taken.

Performance standard of at least grade 5 (Trinity College / ABRSM) or equivalent.
Theory level of working towards grade 5 (ABRSM) or equivalent.

PROGRESSION PATHS

Business, Law, Medicine, Media, IT, Theatre, Education, Music Therapy.
A Level Music is highly regarded by Universities.