Overview top

This course is broadly equivalent to 3 GCSE AS Levels and is particularly suitable for those interested in music performance, music technology and the music industry.

The course provides a programme of study manageable in a year so that learners can bank and then build on their achievement, and will give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

You will study a range of subjects such as music performance, producing live sound and recording music, the music industry and music theory. There are also many regular performances during the academic year at South Tyneside College's music venue and at external venues.

Course content:

  • A1: Performing as an Ensemble 

  • A2: Creating Musical Material 

  • A3: Using Musical Styles 

  • C7: Planning a career in the industry. 

Entry Requirements top

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* -C (9-4)or above plus either grade four instrument or voice, or a successful audition.

Assessment top

Units are assessed throughout the course and both internally and externally moderated.

Professional Opportunities top

You can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Venue Performing and Studio Studies.

Further Information top