Music A Level Course Content

Year Term 1Term 2Term 3
Year 12Component 1 - Performing:
September -December:
- Initial Performance

January-May:
- Preparing a recital programme of 6-8 minutes

Component 2 - Composing:
September- December:
- Composition skills including completing a free composition

January - May:
- Composing to a brief

Component 3 - Appraising:
September -December:
- Rock and Pop
- Students learn about the following Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul and Folk

January - May:
- The Western Classical Tradition including the development of the symphony looking at the set work Haydn’s Symphony 104 in D major
Year 13Component 1 - Performing:
- Preparing a recital of 6-8 minutes if doing option B or 10-12 minutes if doing option A

Component 2 - Composing:
September - December:
- Composing to a brief
- Improving your free composition

Component 3 - Appraising:
September - December:
- Into the Twentieth Century

January - June:
- Rock and Pop
- Western Classical Tradition
- Into the Twentieth First Century