Music Technology

What will I study and learn?

The Music Technology course encourages students, including those who do not play a 'traditional' instrument, to explore their musicality and create music using technology. The emphasis throughout this course is on practical work and encourages the cultivation of a wide range of skills. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Sequence MIDI
  • Sequence Audio
  • Record live instruments
  • Produce CDs
  • Compose using music technology

During the AS course, students will prepare an audio CD for Unit 1 coursework which is externally assessed. The CD will contain 3 tracks: Track 1: Sequenced MIDI realised performance; Track 2: Multi Track Recording; Track 3: Creative Sequenced Arrangement.

Students will also submit a log book that will provide information on how they produced each track and assessed questions on the 'Creative Sequenced Arrangement'.

Students will finish the year with one listening exam which focuses on popular music as well as recording and music technology.

How is the course assessed?

AS LEVEL

  • Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio (Coursework) 70% of AS 35% of A Level
  • Unit 2: Listening and Analysing (Examination) 30% of AS 15% of A Level

A2 LEVEL

  • Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2 (Coursework) 30% of A level
  • Unit 4: Analysing and Producing (Examination) 20% of A level

Key Information

  • Level: A Level
  • Examination Board: Edexcel
  • Subject Leader: Mrs C Mulligan
  • Course Leader: Mrs C Mulligan
  • Entry Requirements: GCSE Grades A*-C in 5 subjects (including English and Mathematics) GCSE Music Grade B or Grade 5 ABRSM (or equivalent)

AS Modules:

  • Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio (Coursework) 70% of AS 35% of A Level
  • Unit 2: Listening and Analysing (Examination) 30% of AS 15% of A Level

A2 Modules:

  • Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2 (Coursework) 30% of A level
  • Unit 4: Analysing and Producing (Examination) 20% of A level

SIXTH FORM COURSES

A LEVEL

ART AND DESIGN
ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART)
ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
ECONOMICS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENGLISH LITERATURE
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
ICT APPLIED
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA STUDIES
MUSIC
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
PHYSICS
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH

BTEC

PERFORMING ARTS
SPORT
SPORT (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS)

AQA

APPLIED BUSINESS