Music Technology AS Level
"We’ve learnt how to create and produce music other than just performing".
"Doing the multi track recording gives you the feeling of how it’s like to be a professional musician".
Good musical ability, some knowledge of music software, play an instrument to a good level. Students who would benefit most from studying a GCE in Music Technology are likely to have a Level 2 qualification such as a GCSE in Music at grades A*–C or a BTEC First Certificate or BTEC First diploma in music.
- Task 1a – Sequenced realised performance 20%
- Task 1b – Multi track recording 20%
- Task 1c – Creative sequenced arrangement 20%
- Logbook – 10%
- Listening and analysing 30%
- Task 3a – Sequenced integrated performance 20%
- Task 3b – Multi track recording 20%
- Task 3c – Composing using music technology 20%
- Analysing and producing 40%
- All units externally marked.
Progression routes from this course
If successful in terms of examination results at the end of the AS level, students are able then to progress through to the A2 level. This qualification supports progression into further education, training or employment, such as a degree in Music Technology or a vocational course such as a BTEC HNC or HND in Music Production. There are also opportunities available with this qualification to enter into a profession in the Music industry.