Students that specialise in this discipline are able to complete GCSEs, AS and A levels, BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Music.
The BTEC courses include a wide range of musical training and opportunities including:
- Commercial music & song writing
- Improvisation performance
- Community music
- Events support & promotion, technical theatre
- Music technology performance & production
- DJ technology
- Singing studies
Alongside these vocational studies, students also have the option of taking practical and theoretical ABRSM and Trinity Grades. They can receive instrumental tuition in a range of instruments if required.
The GCSE and A level Music courses have a more academic approach, with musical training such as performance, improvisation, composition in a range of styles, arranging, technology, aural techniques, and historical analysis.
Students embarking on these courses will also have access to vocational opportunities to ensure that all students have an appropriate skill set for a working musician.
As part of their Music studies, students will have the opportunity to perform in or produce several productions each year, both at LeAF Studio and at professional venues locally and further afield. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of workshops to suit their needs.