Sixth Form Virtual Open Event: Music

A level music offers an exciting opportunity to deeply understand the medium of music. Through extended study students develop a level of depth and breadth of understanding of the language of music which allows them the satisfaction of producing practical work of a high quality. Many of our students go on to study music at prestigious musical higher education institutions as a precursor to embarking on careers in the music industry (Royal Northern College of Music, Leeds University, Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Edinburgh University have been some recent student destinations).

However, A-level music also offers a really valuable subject for students to study alongside other subjects regardless of their future career plans and can act as complimentary subject alongside either other arts or sciences. Music A-level is highly regarded by prestigious UK universities.

Most students who study A-level music have a passion for the subject, are keen and able performers and want to grasp the many opportunities the course offers for engaging more deeply with the subject.

“We embrace music from all times and genres and from all corners of the world. One of our aims is to challenge common preconceptions of music and expand students’ musical experience so they can live their lives having been introduced to a varied and relevant musical canon. In addition to the classroom curriculum we strongly encourage pupils to engage in the wider musical offer of the school by taking part in one of our many ensembles, having private lessons on an instrument or by throwing themselves into House Music.”

Mr R Nimmo (Department Leader)