Coastal Academy Trust

BTEC Music

What is BTEC Music?

BTEC Music is for students who enjoy exploring, creating and performing a range of different music. It takes a look at how the professional world of music works and gives students the chance to explore job roles and career paths in the music industry as well as creating, rehearsing and performing music. Students have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of musical genres and to develop practical skills in many contrasting styles.

How does the course work?

The course is largely practical with a focus on rehearsal, performance and research.

It is divided into 3 compulsory units of study known as ‘components’.

The course has two internally assessed components and one that is externally assessed.

Components 1 and 2 take place during Year 10 through which students develop their practical skills and knowledge of musical styles.

Component 3 gives students the opportunity to use their skills to create original music in response to a brief.

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Where can the course lead?

With a BTEC Tech Award in Music, students are able to explore, challenge and realise their musical potential.

During the course, students can see whether the music industry is one they want to be in and gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their next steps.

After completing the course, students can continue on to further vocational and academic study at level 2 and level 3, as well as apprenticeships and traineeships.