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Level 3 Programme: A Level and BTEC Courses
Music Technology
AS/A Level
The Music Technology A level course introduces you to some of the disciplines involved in the academic study of the subject. It develops the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to compose, sequence, record, analyse and produce music.
Taught by experienced teachers, the key focus of the course is mastery of the different disciplines within Music Technology. You will spend time understanding the science behind sound and applying your understanding through professional standard multi-track recordings made in the studio. You will develop musical listening and appraising skills through the study of the history of popular music and apply their knowledge through composing in particular styles or to set briefs.
You will also learn advanced Logic X editing and manipulation skills and processes which are applied through sequencing and composition work, as well as through the mixing and mastering process of the multi-track recording.
Additional Entry Requirements
English and Maths GCSE at grade 4. A con dent ability to read and understand musical notation. The ability to play an instrument/sing to at least grade 3 standard.
60% coursework, externally assessed, 40% exam, externally assessed.
Music Technology
BTEC National (level 3) Diploma
The BTEC Music Technology course introduces students to some of the skills and techniques required by the studio musician, whether as a composer, producer or sound engineer. This very practical course centres on the use of recording equipment and music software such as Logic Pro X. This course is equivalent to one A level.
During the course you will undertake units covering such subjects as setting up and capturing recordings, live sound engineering, composing, using software instruments and audio  les, listening and analysing sound, and creating sound and music for the moving image.
Students are encouraged to gain an understanding of the historical impact of music technology on recording and to listen to a range of contemporary music, recognising and assessing how musicians use music technology in today’s world. The course is also supported by visiting performers, workshops and external visit.
This vocational quali cation links directly to current practice in today’s music industry.
Additional Entry Requirements
Grade 4 in English Language. It is expected that students will be pro cient on at least one instrument and/or vocals and have some basic keyboard skills.
Continuous coursework assessment throughout the year with one exam. Some internal and external assessment. Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A level grades for the purpose of university entrance.
Further course information can be found at:

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