GCSE Music Course

The College has chosen the AQA Music GCSE programme, fully preparing the student for further musical studies, should they wish to do so. This GCSE course has a large performance component, with marks being awarded as follows: Performance 30%, Coursework 30%, Exam 40%.

The GCSE Music programme will be condensed into one-year, but will follow the two-year progamme.

On this course, you will:

  • Attend workshops taught by professionals
  • Receive one-to-one or small-group tuition for the composition and performance requirements
  • Be given opportunities to perform in and around the College

The AQA Music GCSE is incredibly creative and empowering, and as flexible to teach as it is to learn.  Focussing on practical skills, students will learn to compose and perform music across a variety of styles – and enjoy the freedom to focus on a style or genre close to their heart. 

Students lay the foundations for further study or a musical career, and develop:

  • Self-confidence
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Critical analysis and evaluation skills


This course is accessible to anyone with an instrument, including voice, of a Grade 4 level and above. An audition / interview with the Head of Music may be required.

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