If you have a love of music, have been successful at GCSE and enjoy the academic study of music as well as a love of performing and composing then you would enjoy studying the subject A level. Study at A level would let you access a variety of higher education options available for the study of music; for example, the performance elements of the course open up opportunities for studying at one of the music colleges – such as jazz, classical or courses linked to the performing arts – such as musical theatre. The composition and analytical elements of A level music open up opportunities for studying composition or musicology at university. With a degree in music you would be able to choose from a very wide variety of music-related careers; for example in music performance, music composition (film/television/ gaming), music therapy, music teaching, sound engineering, music publishing, musicology, arts management – to name but a few of the thirty-four potential music-related careers.
Costs of Instrumental lessons are not born by the Department / School, although in special circumstances some supportive funding is available for music students to enable lessons to proceed. The Department provides all course booklets, notes and scores without cost to students / parents. Occasionally the Department recommends and coordinates attendance at professional public concerts locally / regionally. Related ticket and travel costs are not covered by the Department – although students do benefit from heavily discounted ticket prices.Overview of Eduqas Music A levelDownload Music - Extra curricular opportunitiesDownload
It’s a busy week at The Gryphon this week, so here’s a round up of what’s happening:
Monday: Year 10 Parents Evening
Wednesday: Careers & Apprenticeship Fair (open to the public 4.30-7.00pm) https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/
Thursday: Train to Teach Open Evening https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/train-teach-open-evening/#.WmXJiE1jOM8
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9