A level music embraces the creative, interpretative, historical and analytical aspects of the subject. The syllabus encourages an integrated approach to the three main elements: performing, composing and appraising and also allows students to explore either performance or composition in more depth. Through the wide variety of historical topics, students will be both inspired and challenged.
Studying music at this level is an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. Students develop their creativity and also their subject knowledge and understanding which are so important to universities and employers. Although A level music is especially suitable for students who aspire to read music at university, it will also appeal to those who simply wish to deepen their involvement and abilities in music.
The subject provides opportunities for students to broaden their intellectual and emotional responses, stimulates critical discrimination and heightens social and cultural awareness, and provides the basis for an informed and lasting love of music.