Music Technology

A LEVEL EDEXCEL BOARD

A Level

Component 1: Recording Non-examined assessment: externally assessed 20% of the qualification 60 marks
 
Content overview: Production tools and techniques to capture, edit, process and mix an audio recording.
 
Component 2: Technology-based composition Non-examined assessment: externally assessed 20% of the qualification 60 marks
 
Content overview: Creating, editing, manipulating and structuring sounds to produce a technology-based composition.
 
Component 3: Listening and analysing Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 25% of the qualification 75 marks
 
Content overview: Knowledge and understanding of recording and production techniques and principles, in the context of a series of unfamiliar commercial recordings supplied by Pearson.
Application of knowledge related to all three areas of study: recording and production techniques for both corrective and  reative purposes, principles of sound and audio technology, the development of recording and production technology
 
Component 4: Producing and analysing Written/practical examination: 2 hours 15 minutes (plus 10 minutes setting–up time)
35% of the qualification 105 marks
 
Content overview: Knowledge and understanding of editing, mixing and production techniques, to be applied to unfamiliar materials provided by Pearson in the examination. Application of knowledge related to two of the areas of study: recording and production techniques for both corrective and creative purposes, principles of sound and audio technology.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mr T Daley: tdaley.312@lgflmail.org (HOF)
Mr B Fogerty: bfogerty.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)