SCHOOL

KEY STAGE 5



At Key Stage 5 we offer Edexcel Music Technology. The skills needed for this qualification are acquired and developed over the two year course resulting in an A level.

The four components of A Level are:


RECORDING


Non-examined assessment: - externally assessed

20% of the qualification

content overview - Production tools and techniques to capture, edit, process and mix   an audio recording.


TECHNOLOGY-BASED COMPOSITION


Non-examined assessment externally - assessed

20% of the qualification

content overview - creating, editing, manipulating and structuring sounds to produce a technology-based composition.


LISTENING AND ANALYSING


Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

 

25% of the qualification

content overview - knowledge and understanding of recording and production techniques and principles, in the context of a series of unfamiliar commercial recordings supplied by Pearson.

application of knowledge related to all three areas of study:

recording and production techniques for both corrective and creative purposes

principles of sound and audio technology

the development of recording and production technology.


PRODUCING AND ANALYSING


Written/practical examination: 2 hours 15


35% of the qualification

Knowledge and understanding of editing, mixing and production techniques, to be

applied to unfamiliar materials provided by Pearson in the examination.

application of knowledge related to two of the areas of study recording and production techniques for both 

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