A Level – Edexcel 

You will complete four tasks which together make up this Music Technology qualification. These are: 

  • Recording - 3 to 3.5 minute assessment 

  • Technology Based Composition - 3 minute assessment 

  • Listening and Analysing - written exam 1.5 hours 

  • Producing and Analysing - written/practical exam 2.25 hours 

You are required to study the development of popular music. The course is not intended to be a comprehensive and in-depth study of every popular, jazz or rock music style, but an overview of the main styles and trends during the development of popular music.  


60% Exam 

40% Controlled Assessment  

Where Next 

This qualification has been widely accepted by Higher Education and will provide valuable experience and preparation for students aiming to continue with their studies in the subject. 

More Information 

For more information about this course please see the specification below or contact the Sixth Form team.