KS5 Music & Music Technology

At KS5 (years 12 and 13) students can opt to study music (OCR) and/or music technology (Edexcel) to A level. The courses break down as follows:

Music A level:

25% or 35% performing (recorded recital, marked externally),

25% or 35% composing and harmonic techniques,

40% exam (classical and jazz set works, listening, two further Areas of Study). The standard of performance required is at least grade 6 difficulty. Fluency in reading and writing conventional staff notation is essential.


Music technology A level:

40% coursework (multi-track recording, technology-based composition),

25% listening and analysing exam,

35% producing and analysing exam.

A Level Reading List
Music Reading and Listening List