In Sixth Form students are studying towards an A level in
music, following the Edexcel specification. The course includes performance in
a chosen instrument, composition in a wider variety of styles and the study of
15 set works.
The set works studied include a diverse selection of pieces
taken from instrumental music, vocal music, film music, fusion, pop and new
directions. Students are also encouraged to undertake wider listening, in order
to support their appreciation of the history of music and to enable them to
make links between different works and styles.
Students also develop their understanding of music theory,
including harmony and other emphasis. There is also an emphasis on the development
of listening skills in order to be able to dictate a melody.