Edexcel AS and A level Music Technology (2017)

Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for AS and A level Music Technology from 2017 (first assessment 2018 AS and 2019 A level), including our accredited Edexcel AS and A level Music Technology specifications and sample assessment materials.

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We’ve retained the practical and theory of music technology which motivates your students and reduced the emphasis on music theory which we know some students have struggled with.

We know that it’s important that the content is relevant to your students and for them to see the practical application in everyday life. We’ve retained the practical tasks they love and ensured the theory is relevant to the technology they are using.

Our content is designed to develop a broad range of skills including project management, appraising and analysis, creativity and imagination. Students will be able to progress to undergraduate study in Music Technology, Sound Production, Sound Engineering and many other courses requiring a similar skill set.

Despite an increased exam content, we’ve kept a lot of practical elements in the course and given higher weighting to the exam containing practical elements. We’ve also clearly defined the skills required in each of the coursework assessments to help you focus on the demands and outcomes of the tasks.

We share your passion for the subject and will support you through the introduction of the new specification and help you feel confident with the new content through training events, course planners, case studies, guides and mapping documents. 

Specification

Specification

A level Music Technology 2017 specification
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Qualification type:
A level
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
Music Technology
Specification codes:
9MT0
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2017
First assessment:
2019

AS Music Technology 2017 specification
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Qualification type:
AS
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
Music Technology
Specification codes:
8MT0
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2017
First assessment:
2018
What's changing

AS and A Level Music Technology 2017: What's changing

These changes will apply to all awarding organisations’ specifications:

  • NEA is now only 40%, down from 60%.
  • The coursework tasks will be separated into separate components rather than being submitted and assessed together.
     
  • The subject criteria are no longer shared with Music; the music content has been removed.
  • There will be an increase in the amount of sound theory and more technical aspects of Music Technology.

Our approach

We’re working with the teaching community, higher education and subject associations to design our new qualifications for 2017. Our ambition is to develop Music Technology qualifications that you will know and recognise, but updated in line with the subject content changes and in response to your feedback.

Stay informed

Get the latest information on our new Music Technology qualifications, including details of launch events.

Register your interest for our new Music Technology qualification

Free events

Book your place on our free Getting Ready to Teach events!

Our free Getting Ready to Teach events will support you in delivering our new Edexcel AS and A level Music Technology specifications for first teaching from September 2017.

Book your free place

If you don’t have an Edexcel Online account, you can book by emailing us at trainingbookings@pearson.com

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This presentation was last updated on 2nd November 2016. You can download the slides or listen to the presentation below.

AS and A level Music Technology Launch Event presentation

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