Music in the Sixth Form

Departmental Courses

BTEC Music

Music is constantly evolving, inspiring creativity and expression in a way that no other subject can. That is why the BTEC qualification that offers you the chance to study a wide range of musical genres.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Extended Certificate in Music Performance

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Extended Certificate in Music Performance is intended to be an Applied General qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the music sector or the creative sector as a whole.

The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and is aimed at learners who are interested in music performance and want to study a broad programme of qualifications, sectors and subjects to support progression to higher education. It will be of particular interest to learners who want to develop skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance. It is designed to be taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

You will study three mandatory units:

Unit 1: Practical Music Theory and Harmony

Unit 2: Professional Practice in the Music Industry

Unit 3: Ensemble Music Performance.

You will choose one optional unit.

  • composing music
  • Music performance session styles
  • Solo performance
  • improvising music.

Assessment

Externally assessed units:

Unit 2: Professional Practice in the Music Industry

Unit 3: Ensemble Music Performance.

Internally assessed units:

Unit 1: Practical Music Theory and Harmony

  • composing music
  • Music performance session styles
  • Solo performance
  • improvising music.

What could this qualification lead to? In addition to the music sector-specific content outlined above, this qualification gives learners transferable and higher-order skills that are valued by higher education providers and employers, for example performance techniques, communication skills, team working. It also gives you an opportunity to focus on your personal vocal/instrumental technique. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses.

 

Entry Requirements:

  1. Current entry requirements to PHS sixth form
  2. Instrumental skills / singing Grade 3 minimum
  3. GCSE (Grade 5 ) / BTEC music level 2

Who can I see for help?

Mrs A Lloyd (a.lloyd@poolehigh.poole.sch.uk)

Ms O Gulliver (o.gulliver@poolehigh.poole.sch.uk)

There are many opportunities in Music after A Level. A degree or Diploma in Music / Music technology can lead to exciting careers in the performing Arts sector to include. Musician, Music producer, Events management, Music Journalist, Music therapist. If you have your Grade 8 ABRSM / Rock school, you can also become a private instrumental teacher.