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A Level Music posted 14 Nov 2018

A Level Music

Walsall Music Education Hub will be again be teaching Edexcel A-Level Music from September 2019.  The course is taught by experienced music teachers in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton.

We are offering a full two year course culminating in the award of A Level.  This is not a one-year AS course.

Why is this course being offered?

This is an exciting development by the Music Education Hub and the University of Wolverhampton to ensure that A-Level Music remains an option for local students and musicians. 

What do you need to join the course?

To join the course students need to be able to:

           attend taught lessons at Forest Arts Centre, and on occasion at The Performance Hub of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, on Thursday evenings, during term time, 6-9pm

  • commit to the full two year course, which will end in June 2020

  • pay £35 a week in termly or yearly instalments

  • demonstrate attendance of and maintain lessons with their own instrumental tutor either through the Hub or privately for the duration of the course

  • demonstrate they have attained Grade V theory or higher or be able to pass an entrance paper to the equivalent level

  • demonstrate they have achieved Grade V or higher on their chosen instrument

  • obtain the relevant course materials, which will typically comprise a study guide and relevant sheet music for their performance recital and instrumental tuition.

  • bring their own laptop to lessons.

The Music Education Hub will provide an anthology and set-work CD as part of the course.

What does the course involve?

A level music, following the Edexcel Syllabus, comprises 3 components: performance, composition and appraising.  You will need to do an 8 minute recital, compose 2 compositions of at least 4 minutes in duration and sit a listening and analysis paper which requires you to study 18 set works over 6 areas of study.  Performance is worth 30% of your mark, composition 30% and appraisal 40%.  For more information please see the exam board’s own website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/music-2016.htm or contact Stephanie Dufty on sdufty.music@gmail.com

How do I apply?

Limited places are available so it is advisable to express your interest as soon as possible by emailing Stephanie Dufty on sdufty@forestartscentre.org.uk Steph is the course leader, an experienced A-level teacher and manager of various music education groups across Walsall Music Education Hub.  At this stage you will be asked to complete an application form.

Interviews for places will happen during the late Spring term and early summer term and will include a practical performance.

The first term’s fee will be payable upon acceptance of an offer.

This course is open to any interested person/musician who fulfils the above criteria. It is not confined to 16-18 year olds living in or attending school in Walsall.  Adults or younger students are encouraged to apply as well as candidates from outside of Walsall.








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