A Level Music enables students to study different musical genres in depth, whilst continuing to develop their performing and composing skills. The three components of the curriculum are:
An A*-C grade in GCSE Music is required and students should have passed at least Grade 5 on their chosen instrument.
Studying music can help students develop a mix of social, technical and business skills that can all help in applications to universities and future employers, such as problem-solving, research, planning, analysis, critical thinking, creativity, discipline, composure under pressure, time management, communication, teamwork and self-motivation, as well as certain technical skills through using computers, equipment and software to create and record music.
For students aiming to study music at university, music graduates have a wide range of career options available to them both inside and outside the industry, including: performer, teacher, administrator, songwriter, conductor, composer, recording engineer, manager, promoter, or music publisher. The range of roles can seem quite endless!
There are also more jobs than ever in music business related areas, such as: careers in digital marketing, social media, PR, technology, label services, ticketing and merchandising. It is also common to find music graduates in consultancy, finance, banking, music therapy and legal jobs.