Music A level

Level A-level


What will I study?

You will develop your solo and ensemble performance skills and learn to compose for different combinations of instruments and voices in a wide variety of styles. You also study and listen to classical, popular and jazz set works and develop both your knowledge of music history and your aural perception. Challenging areas include essay writing, improving aural perception skills and developing your knowledge and understanding of the theory of music.

Is this course right for me?

The course suits people who are strong performers, who enjoy composing and deepening their appreciation and knowledge of the development of Western Classical musical language since 1600. Studying A level music gives you the power to engage with and appreciate music more deeply. It also gives you the opportunity to perform and compose in whichever style you wish to and it enhances your versatility, creative ability and communication skills.

Where next?

Music A Level involves a lot of practical, creative work but it is sufficiently rigorous to be accepted as a serious academic subject for entry to most university courses. Possible careers in music include performing, composing/arranging, education, music therapy, music administration and management, music production and the wider creative industries.

Minimum entry requirements

C/4 in English Language GCSE and B/6 in Music GCSE or Grade 5 instrument. Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.