Advanced GCE Music aims to enable students to experience a wide range of musical skills including performing, composing and analysing, as well as developing an understanding of the historical and contextual uses of music.
Students should be able to perform at a standard roughly equivalent to a pass at Grade 5 and have achieved or be working towards Grade 5 theory. A GCSE Music grade A*- B is advised.
There are many varied degree courses available with Music as a single subject or in combination with others. Career opportunities include: performing arts, teaching, playing opportunities in the Armed Services, composing, music journalism, librarianship and publishing, musical instrument manufacture, maintenance and repair, sales, music administration, careers in television, radio and the popular music industry.