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Students of our Edexcel A level in Music will engage with the diverse and dynamic heritage of music, extend the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through music, and recognise the interdependence of musical skills and the links between the activities of performing, composing and appraising.

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Edexcel A level Music specification
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AS and A level
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Our Edexcel A level Music specification is simple in design but comprehensive, and is intended to be stimulating and enriching for students and teachers alike. Its six-unit structure allows students to experience all three main musical disciplines of performing, composing, and listening and understanding.

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Studying this specification

During the Edexcel A level Music course, you'll develop your performance skills (solo and/or ensemble), compose music, learn about harmony and build up your aural and analytical skills.

The course has been designed to engage and extend your appreciation of the diverse and dynamic heritage of music, promote spiritual and cultural development, encourage life-long learning and allow you to progress to music-related and other careers.

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