Type of qualification – A Level

Course Description

Studying music at A level gives you the power to engage with music more deeply as a performer, composer and listener. You are encouraged to be creative and to broaden your musical horizons and understanding with areas of study that inspire and challenge.

A level Music will enable you to explore performance and composition in greater detail and allow you to choose a specialism in performance or composition.

What next?

Students who study this A Level often progress to study music or other related performance courses at degree level.


Music context

Musical Language

Performance and composition skills


Examination 40%

Performance and Composition via audio recordings and written description 60%

Additional Activities

Music is delivered at Godolphin School as part of a collaboration agreement.

Student Financial Contribution: Own instrument

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English Language and Music

Þ Play a musical instrument to Grade 5 (Associated Board)