A-Level Music offers learners the opportunity to develop skills in the three distinct but related disciplines of performing, composing and appraising.
All learners will study the Western Classical Tradition, engaging with landmark orchestral or choral repertoire, to develop knowledge and understanding of Music. Learners will use the musical techniques and conventions of this tradition to compose one piece of music in response to a given brief.
To offer contrast and breadth of study, AS learners also choose one area of study from a choice of three; Rock and Pop, Musical Theatre or Jazz. The areas of study and strands at A2 allow learners to choose two further strands of music from a choice of five. There is a distinct Welsh flavour to two of these strands allowing learners to engage with the music of contemporary Welsh composers and performers.
*The exact course content is subject to change