This course is for 16-19 year olds who wish to explore music practically, creatively and academically. There will be many opportunities to perform in concerts, (both on and off campus), learn how to use modern notation software, and to take part in extra-mural music activities including choir and a range of ensembles.
General Qualifications: For 3 A Level subjects you require between 5 and 6 GCSEs grade A*-C (8/9-4/5) in academic subjects, taken at one sitting. Specifically for Music B in GCSE music and Grade 5 on an instrument and Grade 5 theory
Students will study at the Barnet A Level Music Centre (BEAT) at Woodhouse College. You will learn to perform, compose and appreciate different types of music, developing critical and creative thinking, cultural and aesthetic awareness, and develop the ability to make music individually and as part of a group. You will perform music at Grade 7 level with control and continuity, using appropriate tempi, and show critical understanding of the music chosen. You'll study the processes involved in creating music, and develop the technical and expressive skills needed by a composer. You'll be encouraged to explore a range of compositional starting points and investigate a variety of techniques for developing and manipulating ideas. You will then turn these ideas into completed pieces of music. You will engage critically with music, develop an understanding of its place in different cultures and contexts, and learn how to analyse and evaluate music in aural and written form.
Assessment will be by examination at the end of the 2 year course.
On successful completion of this course you will achieve an A Level in Music. Music is an academic A Level and is accepted by all good universities.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
You will be expected to supply your own musical instrument.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.