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Qualification name GCE A Level in Music Technology
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Cost description Free depending on eligibility
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Post 16 -18

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5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher) including GCSE Maths and either English Language or English Literature at a grade 4 or above. If a student is applying for a course in a subject that they have studied at GCSE it is expected that a student would have achieved at least a standard pass (grade 4) in this subject.

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Students will learn to use dedicated music technology software in order to record, edit and manipulate music. They will cover a wide range of topics such as the physics of sound, using recording equipment (microphones, mixing desks etc.), and inputting and editing musical data. Students will also study the development of popular music styles since 1910 and will learn how each decade in music has influenced succeeding genres.

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Four Components; Component 1 (NEA) - 20% of A Level, Component 2 (NEA) - 20% of A Level, Component 3 (Exam) - 25% of A Level, Component 4 (Exam) - 35% of A Level

The course provides students with skills that will enhance their abilities as a musician and will allow them to create and produce their own music. It will also provide an insight into how audio equipment functions and operates which will enable students to have greater understanding and control when dealing with live and recorded musical performances.

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Address The White Rose Office Park
Milshaw Park Lane
West Yorkshire
LS11 0LT
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Phone 0113 323 9777
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