GCSE Music Level 2

Full Time

About the course

This exciting course will develop your interest and understanding of how music is created, through a practical approach. It focuses on your abilities to listen to, perform, compose and appraise music through a wide variety of areas of study.

There are five areas of study: My music; The Concerto through time; Rhythms of the World; Fil Music; Conventions of Pop.

Entry requirements

Every application is considered on its own merits, but generally music reading (i.e treble and bass clef), theoretical knowledge and performance equivalent to Grade 2 standard are required.

We encourage all students interested in doing GCSE Music to talk to a member of staff to help assess your position and give advice on the best way forward.

Where next?

GCSE Music gives you a solid grounding for studying at higher level, but it is also a great course in its own right. All instruments are accepted and your performance can be in any style of music chosen by you.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: themis.toumpoulidis@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk