The beauty of the A Level Music course is that there are no limits on the instruments or voices and types of repertoire which may be presented in performance. It extends the GCSE skills of performing, composing and listening in ways which emphasise their interdependence and encourages study of the widest possible range of music from folk, popular and classical traditions of non-Western origin as well as those of jazz and the Western classical and popular traditions.
Skills in Music Technology can be developed to use as both a tool and a performing and composing medium.
Students may want to study Music for the love of it or to pursue a career as a singer, instrumentalist or composer but the possibilities go much further. Whatever the level of skill achieved, there are many career paths, including teaching or music therapy, production, promotion, management as well as performance.
The essential knowledge, skills and understanding required as those acquired through experience as a performer and an attentive listener. These should be at a level of attainment equivalent to that needed for the successful completion of GCSE in Music.