Why study Music?

If you enjoy performing, composing and want to improve your understanding of the music you enjoy, then this is the course for you.

Topics of study at A-Level

Performance, Composition and Musical Understanding (listening, analysis and harmony).

St Pauls Cathedral
Sixth Form student conductor

Opportunities beyond the classroom

We expect our A-Level Musicians to take a leading role within our broad range of music ensembles. You are actively encouraged to participate in chamber music and perform solos within our busy concert schedule. A-Level Musicians have previously been offered the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Symphony Orchestra in the Cathedral.

What this subject might lead to

You may wish to continue your studies in Music by taking a degree course at university or Music college. If not, then Music is classed as an academic A-Level and so is accepted for most degree courses. Most former A-Level musicians continue playing their instruments/singing at university for enjoyment. Each year we have a small number of students that go on to become choral scholars at Oxbridge.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

To be able to perform to at least grade 6 standard on your main instrument/voice is essential. Ideally you will also have done GCSE music and grade 5 theory.