A level Music Course

The College has chosen the AQA A Level Music programme as it follows on seamlessly from the AQA GCSE Music course that we offer here at David Game. The course can be taken as an intensive one year course, or a two year course, depending on situation and ability.

On the A Level Music course you will:

  • Attend workshops taught by professionals
  • Receive one-to-one or small-group tuition
  • Be given opportunities to perform in and around David Game College

The A Level Music is incredibly creative and empowering, and as flexible to teach as it is to learn.  Students’ 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. The AQA specifications and assessments have been designed to the highest standards, ensuring that it provides an accurate measure of the students’ academic and performance abilities.

The A Level is split into three components:

  1. Exam 40%
  2. Music performance 30%
  3. Composition 30%

Students’ who study music lay the foundations for further musical study and/or career, and develop:

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


Students will need to be able to play an instrument, or sing, ideally at a Grade 6 standard or above. An audition / interview with the Head of Music may be required.

It will be necessary to continue your instrument/singing lessons whilst studying A Level Music. These lessons can be arranged at the College with one of our peripatetic music teachers in addition to your course fees. Please see the Music Hub page for details.

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