Music (Single or double option)

Level 3

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mrs S King

Entry Requirements

Students must have achieved a grade 4 at English GCSE and if you have not taken GCSE music, you will need to audition prior to being accepted onto the course as you will be required to perform regularly as part of the assessment process.

Course Content

This is an exciting course which will help you to develop your practical performance skills. The level 3 subsidiary diploma for music practitioners provides a music industry qualification that will equip learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding for entry to employment in the music industry or progression to further study at a higher level. The qualifications aim to offer practical structured learning with the flexibility to specialise in different disciplines directly relevant to employment within the music industry, focusing on performance.

To achieve this qualification you will complete 6 units of work, made up of 2 compulsory core units together with 4 optional units that can develop your skills and understanding of musicianship, repertoire, rehearsal, promotion, and live/recorded performance. There is no formal external examination and assessment is based on creating portfolios of evidence.

You will:

  • perform effectively on your instrument/voice;
  • rehearse and display musicianship skills;
  • initiate and develop repertoire;
  • rehearse effectively and perform music live;
  • understand contextual issues relating to music style, audience and the music industry;
  • understand relevant aspects of music technology.


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Further Opportunities

This course equips a student with specialist knowledge and skills, enabling entry to employment or progression to a related higher education course, such as Popular Music, Music Technology and Music Business Degrees. Occupational areas this qualification can lead onto include: Songwriter, Recording Artist, Performer and Session Musician, Producer and Engineer, Live Music
Production, Promotion and Organisation.

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.