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WLFS Secondary

The Knowledge Schools Trust

We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

Music

About the Course

The Music course is designed to give students the knowledge, skills and experience to perform and create music throughout their lives.

Engagement with music, in its many forms, is one of the great joys of life: building social bonds, fulfilling man’s desire to create and sharing with others through the performance of inspired works of musical art. The course offers you the opportunity to specialise in either performance or composition. 

Performance At the end of the course you will perform 10 minutes of music. This can be solo or in an ensemble and the new specification also allows the performance to be completed as a music production module. You will develop your performance skills through instrumental/singing lessons, participating in the school’s ensembles and taking part in concerts such as the springtime Cabaret concerts. 

Composition This section of the course is split between a free composition in any style of the student's choosing and a composition in a western classical style. You will work on composition using Sibelius and Logic in the school’s iMac suite. At the moment the Y13s are working on a project to rewrite the music for an episode of the BBC's Frozen Planet, which we will screen at Christmas. 

Appraising You will develop breadth and depth in your knowledge and understanding of music over the sweep of time including both detailed exploration of musical features as well as the aesthetic approaches that sit behind them. The Eduqas course includes symphonic music from 1750-1900, musical modernism at the start of the 20th Century and a choice of jazz, rock and pop or musicals - at WLFS we will probably explore all three. 

Examination Board

Eduqas Music A level

Course Structure

  • Unit 1 Composition
  • Unit 2 Performance
  • Unit 3 Listening and Analysis