Studying A Level Music, you will enjoy the challenges of performing, composing, and developing musical understanding
through listening and musical analysis. Music offers a kaleidoscope of career and study opportunities whilst being
fast paced, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable. You will find this course stimulating, motivating and challenging.
The course provides a wealth of knowledge in a wide range of musical styles as well as an opportunity to study set works
in thorough musical detail, developing your analysis skills.
The department has a thriving extra curricular programme, including orchestra, jazz band, steel pan band, and choir.
The Music Department goes on Tour in the Summer Term every year, recently travelling to Paris. Many of our students go
onto study Music in further education, past students have gone onto study at Cambridge University, Royal Northern
College of Music, Royal College of Music, Cardiff University, and ACM Guildford. You will have access to iMac/macbook
computers for composition using Sibelius software, as well as a suite of practice rooms. We recommend that students have
passed Grade 5 theory in advance of starting the course, although this is not essential.