Exam Board: EDUQAS
There may be small additional costs related tooptional visits and trips throughout the This WJEC music course will develop your performing, composing and appraising skills, broaden your musical experience and interests and foster your musical creativity. You will extend your knowledge and understanding of music to communicate effectively as a musician by developing aural perception and appreciation of and participation in music. The course will involve an in-depth understanding of Western Classical music and in particular the Symphony, and will also explore Musical Theatre.
College entry requirements plus either GCSE Music grade B or above - or if GCSE Music has not been taken, students should have passed Grade 3 Theory and be of a good Grade 3 or above Performance Standard. An audition may also be required.
You will be issued with musical scores to annotate during the course. We advise that you purchase suitable composition software to enable you to further develop your composition work outside of lessons.
Students who are successful may wish to continue to degree level in music or a related area. As part of a wider programme the course provides an excellent basis for progression to any career or University course. Music will support a career in any field due to the wide range of skills developed.
As 30% of the coursework marks are gained through instrumental performance, students are expected to attend instrumental lessons outside of the teaching and learning they receive as part of the course. Students will be expected to pay for their own instrumental music tuition.40% of the course marks are gained through listening and appraising so this will inform much of the teaching that takes place in lessons. In the second year students choose to specialize in either composing or performing work.
What are your qualifications? GRSM (Hons) - music degree from the Royal College of Music in London. PGCE - from Middlesex polytechnic.
Teaching experience? I have taught A level for 30 years.
What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?
Taught the flute, piano and theory privately and also for Worcester Music Service.
What are your hobbies/interests? Going to concerts/cinema and I have just started learning to ski.