• Ensemble music performance
• Practical music theory and harmony
• Professional practice in the music industry
• Music skills development
• Music promotion
A combination of internal and external assessments Assessment is generally done through periodic coursework, projects and set tasks, including performances.
From September 2019 Creative Arts courses will be delivered at our new campus at Quarry Hill.
Students should have a minimum of four Cs at GCSE including English and maths. If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see a Grade 4 or above as the equivalent of a Grade C in this offer.
If you don’t achieve 4 GCSEs at grade 4 we would still like to hear from you.
Music practical and theory: Classical: Grade 5 Practical and Theory, Pop: Grade 5 Practical and Grade 3 Theory, Jazz: Grade 5 Practical and Grade 4 Theory
In addition to the above, you will be required to attend a performance audition during which you will be asked to to play two contrasting pieces on your principal instrument of the genre in which you wish to play in ensembles, plus some scales and arpeggios. You will also do some sight reading and sit a short theory paper.
After successful completion of the extended diploma, the majority of learners intend to progress onto university or conservatoire study or seek employment in the sector.