Music Technology

Advanced GCE in Music Technology (Edexcel)

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What Will I Study?

Students must complete four tasks which together make up the 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

Students are required to study the development of popular music. This 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.

How will I be Assessed?

65% Coursework and 35% Controlled Assignment.

Future Opportunities?

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.

Music technology careers could include work as a sound engineer, record producer or teacher.

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