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BTEC First Award in Music
BTEC First Certificate in Music

 

This course is an alternative to GCSE Music and contains a more vocational approach to the subject.
The Key Points:

Equivalent to 1 or 2 GCSE passes dependent on size of course (see above)

Teaching time- 2 hours per week

Majority coursework based but now containing externally assessed units from September 2013.

Based around the Music industry, music technology and practical musicianship.

 

First Award in Music

Core Unit: The Music Industry
(External Assessment- written exam)

Core Unit: Managing a Music Product
(internally assessed assignment)

Optional Specialist Units
(select 2 units from those below)

First Certificate in Music

Core Unit: The Music Industry
(External Assessment- written exam)

Core Unit: Managing a Music Product
(internally assessed assignment)

Mandatory Unit: Music and Production Analysis
(Externally assessed)

Optional Specialist Units
(select 4 units from those below)

 

Optional Specialist Units Group A:(Award)

Introducing Live Sound

Introducing Music Composition

Introducing Music Performance

Introducing Music Recording

Introducing Music Sequencing

 

Additional Specialists Units Group B:(Certificate)

Introducing Choral Studies

Introducing Music Theory

Developing Solo Music Performance

The Development of Music

Developing Music Composition

Producing a Music Recording

Music Ensemble

 


Assessment Process

 

A good deal of the assessment process is evidence based. Candidates need to develop sound organisational skills where they can demonstrate progress throughout the course. Examples might be:

  • A weekly diary of tasks completed
  • Records of research undertaken
  • Evidence of contacts made in the Music Industry
  • Documentation produced in the organisation and promotion of a performance in school or the local community.
  • Recorded and video evidence

 


Who would be suited to this course?

 

  • Pupils who like practical Music
  • Pupils who like performing on an instrument (particularly instruments such as guitar, drums, vocals). This is not essential to taking this course.
  • Pupils who have an interest in Music Technology
  • Pupils who may want a career in the Music Industry
  • Pupils who prefer continuous assessment via coursework

 




If you would like further details about this course please see Mr Tapley or email: a.tapley@endon.staffs.sch.uk


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