This course encourages a development and application of musical knowledge, understanding and skills to allow students to form a personal and meaningful relationship with music. Students will be encouraged to engage critically and creatively with a wide range of music and musical contexts, and reflect on how music is used in the expression of personal and collective identities. This course allows students to develop particular strengths and interests, encourage lifelong learning and providing access to higher education and university degree courses in music and music-related subjects as well as music-related and other careers.


The course is designed to give you a broad and balanced understanding of all facets of music. The course offers excellent preparation for higher education courses in music but equally will enable students to develop particular interests in culture and the history of music.


Performer, composer, sound designer, music journalist, teacher, session musician, researcher, music therapist, arranger, conductor, producer.

Additional Entry Requirements

6 to 9 in GCSE Music or Distinction in BTEC Music or audition The ability to read music is essential.


30% Performance coursework 30% Composition coursework 40% Examination

Opportunities for work related activities

Workshops, links with Colston Hall, visits to concerts and shows.

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