What is Music Technology A-Level?
Music Technology is a new subject at Sixth Form aimed at students with a passion for music and the processes of music creation.
What does the course consist of?
Recording and mixing techniques in a professional recording studio, including the understanding of sound, acoustics, microphones and speaker technology, the capture, processing and mixing of audio.
Contemporary musical arrangement and composition using computer software.
Popular music history and the influence of technology over the past century.
How will I be assessed?
AS pupils produce a coursework portfolio worth 70% of the AS qualification. This includes a MIDI sequencing task, a studio recording and a contemporary musical arrangement. At the end of the first year boys demonstrate their aural discrimination skills in a Listening and Analysing exam worth the final 30% of the AS qualification.
A2 pupils produce an advanced portfolio worth 60% of the A2 qualification. This includes an integrated Audio/MIDI task, a studio recording and a composition. The final unit worth 40% is an Analysing and Producing exam, boys demonstrate skills learnt through exam questions and practical tasks.