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Year 9 Choices



Are you passionate performer? Have you enjoyed playing an instrument at KS3 or participate in lessons in or out of school? Then music may be a great choice for you!

The RSL Level 2 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners supports all musicians in developing their skills as a performer. You will start the course by learning more about your instrument, setting your own targets and progressing towards them.

You will then complete a research project around 2 styles of music and analyse a piece of your choice.

Finally you will prepare, rehearse, perform and evaluate meeting a brief set by the exam board. This unit is marked externally and is completed in a set number of hours in controlled conditions.

The course helps to develop you own individual skills, you don’t need to be at a certain grade or play certain instruments, all are welcome as long as you have the drive, discipline and resilience to work independently to be the best you can be. There is no final written exam but you will write about the practical work you will or have completed as well as the research unit.

Through studying this course you can choose to take music further specialising in Performance, Production, Composition or even Musical Theatre at a local college or Sixth Form at Level 3.

Studying Music can lead to a career in the UK’s vibrant music industry, where there is a variety of job roles, either on stage or behind the scenes.

Crucially, by studying Music students learn key skills that are vital for any career – especially creativity and communication, which are stated time and time again as key traits that employers in every industry are looking for.

There is a wide variety of careers in the UK’s Music Industry, not all to do with performing. These include:​

  • Music Performer​
  • Session Musician
  • Music Producer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Sound Technician
  • Music Teacher
  • Songwriter
  • Composer (e.g. Film or Computer Games)
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Journalist
  • Broadcaster
  • Promotions/Marketing
  • A&R Representative

The course is 100% coursework based so there is no written exam.

Some units are assessed by your teachers, and your final unit is carried out under Controlled Conditions and sent to the exam board for assessment.

Students picking Music need to have a passion for the subject and a desire to learn more about it.

Students must have basic skills on at least one instrument (including vocals) as well as the willingness to practice daily to improve their skills.

All students must have good standards of literacy to complete log books as well as research tasks.