Music Technology A Level

Sixth Form

Date (from)

Location

Awarding body

Code

Full Time - September 2017

Edexcel/Pearson

6SAS091411

Course introduction

Music Technology is one of the few subjects that fuse art and technology to both inspire and inform its students.

Whether you have of a musical background, or an IT/Science mind-set, then Music Technology can enable you to build on your foundations.

The music industry never stands still and neither do we. After all, it is a dynamic world out there, which is why we have created a dynamic programme of learning for you.

Therefore if you have what it takes to be a successful artist, songwriter, producer or audio engineer, don’t miss this opportunity to develop your talents.

Why choose Brock for Music Technology A Level?

At Brock our Music Technology teachers are highly experienced practitioners who work in the music industry as well as teach on A Level and degree programmes.  

As a student you will benefit from access to two studios and two dedicated Mac IT suites, as well as a host of other professional equipment. This includes microphones, controllers and monitoring speakers, among other things.

Importantly, all our equipment is up-to-date and industry standard.

Teaching & learning

You will be able to enjoy a wide range of teaching and learning methods, giving you a well-rounded learning experience.

These include individual coursework tutorials, class discussions, group tasks and peer evaluations, and an online independent study database.

Course structure

  • Benefit from access to industry standard equipment.
  • Capture, edit, process and mix audio material in a studio environment.
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of various recording techniques and principles.
  • Use your new production skills to create compositions that evidence your progress.
  • Learn to fine tune sounds to create polished final products.
  • Build an audio portfolio of work that will help you gain professional opportunities.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 4 to include:

• Music grade C (if taken)
• You must have a basic level of keyboard skills, and the ability to read music using conventional 5 line stave notation
• Music theory grade III (associated board)
• It is essential to have an active interest in music, particularly if you are already performing, writing or producing music
• You must be willing to listen to music from a broad range of styles

 

Information & support

We ask for £50 at the start of each year to pay for studio equipment and new additions as required. This also pays for professional musicians to record your coursework at the highest level. As a result, musical standards are high.

You may also have to pay for a number of other things to support your study like headphones and USB memory sticks.

What can I do with this qualification?

Past students have progressed to a wide range of degree courses. These include programmes in sound recording and/or music technology.

In recent years students have gone on to study at The Academy of Popular Music and The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, among other places.

Indeed, this course gives you a decent grounding in music technology know-how. It will most likely lead you to an apprenticeship and/or employment in the entertainment, communication and information sectors.

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  • Brock has been absolutely brilliant in preparing me for my future, I feel happy and confident. My tutors are all so supportive and there is a really friendly atmosphere.

    Emily Smith

  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate

    45%

    Of students gained A*-B grades

    75%

    Of students gained A*-C grades