An interest in music. GCSE Music is not essential.
Students will learn to produce music in forms of technology-based compositions and microphone captured performances. They will produce two songs in the 1st year and two songs during the 2nd year.
In both years:
Coursework in both years will be submitted to the examiner by the 15 of May. Following, on the end of May/beginning of June, students will be tested with two written exams to check their listening/analysing and producing/analysing skills in both years:
In a relaxed way, students’ knowledge is nurtured all along the two years course and each student is provided with a diary/program gradually progressing from beginner to professional level, constantly checked in class through Q&A and assessing their coursework. In addition, students are assessed on past paper based mock tests with which they practise their exam technique, each 2 - 3 weeks. A PLC is regularly updated for each student.
Students are supported on one-to-one basis, (whenever needed) and provided with visual and audio material from MacProVideo.com (provided by the teacher). Students interest is stimulated through the use of acclaimed music technology websites such as producelikeapro.com or award-winning professional magazines such as Sound On Sound, also available at the school library.
Appropriate revision material provided by the teacher supports the students with their exam practise, based on use and revision of past papers.
Mac computers, microphones, musical instruments and a recording studio provided by the school.
15th May coursework deadline
Whenever needed, intervention on one-to-one basis is provided in the school time or after school depending on students/teacher availability.
After A level, students are encouraged to carry on with their study to develop a higher level of professionalism through university courses involving music technology, such as: