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Course overview

A Level in Music will provide a contemporary, accessible and creative education in Music with an integrated approach to the three main elements – performing, composing and appraising.

Learners are encouraged to be creative and to broaden their musical horizons and understanding with Areas of Study that inspire and challenge. This course enables you to explore performance and composition in greater detail and allows you to choose a specialism in performance or composition.

Course content

  • Musical elements and their interdependence
  • Musical contexts
  • Musical language


Musicians can work in a variety of roles including sound technicans/engineers, music therapist, music teacher, as well as performing music. The study of music at A Level will also provide you with skills which are useful to a wide range of careers in the arts, marketing, events and the theatre.