We study Eduqas A level music. The A level has 3 parts. Composition, Performance and Aural/Analysis
You will complete two compositions over the year. The first will be based on a brief and must reflect the conventions and musical techniques of the Western Classical Tradition. The second composition is in a free style and you can write in any style you choose. You will have a live performance exam in May in the theatre, in front of an examiner. This will be solo performance, but can also include an ensemble piece if you wish The programme should be varied in musical styles.
You will complete an aural/analysis exam in May/June based on: A study of the Development of the Symphony Rock and Pop: 1960-1990 Set work: Symphony No.4 in A major, ‘Italian’ by Mendelssohn
Deadlines: Composition 1: Mid-December Composition 2: Before Easter break Music showcase: 1st February Practical Exam: May Written Exam: May/June
It is advisable to have instrumental/vocal lessons to support your practical studies Theory Grade 5: this will be an additional session and advisable if students are considering LIPA, Leeds College of Music or RNCM Extra-curricular opportunities: College Band, Rock Choir and involvement in the show.