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Music Technology - A Level (Edexcel)

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Angel Sixth Form College
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 2 Years
Level: Level 3
CAREER PROSPECTS

ABOUT THE COURSE

A Level Music Production explores how music is written and then shaped in the studio, covering a wide range of areas from the foundations of sequencing, recording and composing through to mixing music in a professional environment.

You will be introduced to sequencing using Logic Pro on Apple iMac digital audio workstations, producing your own multi-track recording using a high-quality analogue mixing desk in one of our outstanding studios.

This course is available for international students, if you are applying as an international student please click here.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Recording and production techniques for both corrective and creative purposes
  • Principles of sound and audio technology
  • The development of recording and production technology

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE Music - if you did not study GCSE Music but have extensive experience, this will be accepted
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above
  • Music theory and elementary keyboard knowledge
  • A pre-course audition and theory test, which may lead to a pre-A Level bridging course

If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

When applying for an A Level programme at City and Islington, please refer to the general entry requirements on our A Level Courses page as well as the subject-specific details listed above.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Your listening and production skills, musical knowledge and familiarity with the principles and practice of audio technology will be tested further in two examinations. Non-examined assessment will include compositions in a wide range of scenarios, as well as a multi-track recording of the highest possible standard.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS

Click here to see some of the teachers that teach A Levels at the college

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