George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Music (Performing)

BTEC Level 3, National Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level)

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. It is suitable for those who have achieved a good grade at Level 2 BTEC Music or who have suitable performance experience on a musical instrument. The Level 3 National Extended Certificate is a one year course and on completion, gives students points equivalent to one A Level.

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry requirements

Minimum of a grade B or above in GCSE or BTEC Music and a high standard of performance skills on at least one instrument. If no grades have been taken then an audition may be required.

Progression routes from this course

This course leads on to the National Diploma in Music (Performing) and can also lead to performance based university degrees.

 

Units

  • Unit 1: Music Performance Brief
  • Unit 4: Musical Composition Brief
  • Unit 5: Professional Practice in the Music Industry
  • Unit 17: Solo Performance

Assessment

  • Unit 1: 90 Guided Learning Hours: Internally assessed
    through practical work and evidence
  • Unit 4: 120 Guided Learning Hours: A 12-hour supervised task set by the exam board and externally assessed
  • Unit 5: 90 Guided Learning Hours: A 2-part supervised task set by the exam board which is externally assessed. Part A is 4 hours long and part B is 3 hours long
  • Unit 17: 60 Guided Learning Hours: Internally assessed
    through practical work and evidence

 

Exam results 2015 2016 2017
Level 3 BTEC Music 100% D*-P 100% D*-D 100% D*-D
Table of Music exam results 2015-2017

 

 

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