Music

Music

A Level
Full-time, Sixth Form Study Programme
Examining Board: EDEXCEL

About the course

As an A Level Music student at Richard Huish College, you can perform, compose and study music in an exciting environment in which each individual can achieve their highest potential. You will undertake a balanced and interrelated course of study covering academic and practical aspects of music, with three units in performance, composition and musical understanding. You will study set works and music theory, develop your listening and analysis skills and have frequent performance opportunities. 

The course will stretch your understanding of music in an enjoyable way. It can lead to a music degree at university or music college/conservatoire, or will creatively complement many other subjects. 

Christmas Concert at St Mary's Church

Christmas Concert at St Mary's Church

There is a range of practical and written exams. Your development will be assessed through performance, composition, listening and analytical skills.

This is a highly regarded academic course that prepares you for higher education and professional music opportunities. 

I like the way we learn everything as we go
along. So theory on Mondays, composition on
Tuesdays etc... so you are not just learning things
in a big chunk. The teaching is excellent and I
feel completely prepared for the exam as far as
teaching goes.

A Level Music student

Ben talks about studying Music at Huish

Find out how to apply for A Level Music

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To do this course you need the following:

  • Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English Language
  • An ability to perform and read music.

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College facilities

New Centre for Music

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Case study

Music A Level - Annie Tiso

Music A Level - Annie Tiso

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