Subject Intent: Why Music?
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What will I study?
- Performance (25% or 35%). You will give a solo performance of between eight to twelve minutes in front of a visiting examiner
- Composition (25% or 35%). You are required to create two compositions. One is a piece in the Western Classical tradition and the other is a free choice in any style.
- Listening and appraising exam is worth 40%. You will study the Classical and Romantic symphony, music of the early twentieth century and pop/ rock. Your knowledge will be tested through listening exercises, a range of analytical questions and an essay.
Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.
What are lessons like in this subject?
This is my first year doing A-level music and so far I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. I have been able to study classical music, learn the history of many famous rock and pop songs, and I get to compose my own piece!
Daniel Marsden, Trinity Academy Bradford