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Lead teacher - Mr G Trebar
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Qualification  - BTEC 
Level - BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Music
Lessons per fortnight - 5

Course Outline 

To achieve this qualification you must successfully complete 2 compulsory unit and 2 optional units. 75% of your coursework is assessed internally (coursework) and 25% is assessed externally (exam unit).

Exam Details


Unit 1 -  The Music Industry (Exam Unit)
Unit 2 -  Managing a Music Project (Coursework)

Optional Units: 

Unit 4 - Introducing Music Composition (Coursework)
Unit 5 - Introducing Music Performance (Coursework)

Career Progression 

Music is all around us. It has the power to transform young people's lives, to build confidence, self-esteem and enjoyment. From picking up an instrument at school, to learning how to mix music on a computer; from jamming with friends in a homemade band to performing in an orchestra; the opportunities to make music from the conventional to the unconventional can open up a world of expression and creativity and can lead to a huge variety of different employment opportunities

Jobs directly related to Music include: Music Therapist, Musician, Private Music Teacher, Sound Technician, broadcasting/film/video, Music Journalist

Jobs where knowledge of Music would be useful include:  Arts Administrator, Broadcast Engineer, Community Arts Worker, Event Organiser, Radio Broadcast Assistant, Radio Producer, Theatre Stage Manager. 

Subject Links 

Drama, Dance, ICT, English, Media Studies, Science, Maths, History and Geography. 

Further Requirements

This subject combines practical and theoretical aspects of music. Learning an instrument is an advantage and can be arranged online through West Sussex Music Service.  

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