A Level Music Technology

Music Technology has become an integral part of the popular music industry.Understanding and using technology effectively and tastefully is a fundamental feature of this specification. This course will give you the scope to develop your individual strengths in a supportive environment while you explore new areas and skills.

The course looks at creating, producing and manipulating music and sound through sequencing, arranging, listening and recording. It also develops knowledge and understanding of how recording processes have changed.

Teaching and learning in Music Technology operates in a variety of styles. Some aspects of the course are teacher-led whereas others require candidates to research and work independently whilst the teacher acts as a mentor to guide work. There is a good balance between academic and creative input.


Music Technology will provide students with the ability to critically analyse work and carry out individual study methodically, both of which are highly transferable skills.

Potential careers include those in: Broadcasting, the Recording Industry, Media, Publishing, Arts Administration, Composing and Arranging, Sound Engineering, Teaching and Performing.

Complementary Courses

Music Technology complements studies in Music, ICT and Computer Science.



•  Component 1 (20%) Recording
•  Component 2 (20%) Composition
•  Component 3 (25%) Listening and Analysing
•  Component 4 (35%) Producing and Analysing

Entry Requirements

Students will require a C grade at GCSE in Music or will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the subject area with evidence of prior work completed. The ability to play an instrument and read music is desirable but not compulsory as long as a student is willing to commit additional time to outside study in order to catch up.

5 A*-C grades at GCSE (including English and Mathematics at grades 9-5)


Edexcel A level Music Technology