The department offers RSL Level 2 Award for Music Practitioners as an option at KS4. It may be more suitable for Flame route students but is open to students across all option routes.
To complete this course you must successfully complete four units of study. TWO of these are compulsory core units:
- Music Knowledge Development
- Live Music Performance/Music Sequencing and Production
You then have a choice of which TWO optional units you complete:
- Instrumental Study
- Composing Music
- Sound Recording
- Using a Digital Audio Workstation
In these units, you will learn all about the equipment that we use in the Music Industry to record and produce the music we listen to. You will learn about what equipment is needed and how it works. In each unit, you will build up a portfolio of tracks that you have created or performed. At the end of the course you will have a portfolio of your own music. This can support you in your further study or gaining employment within the music industry later in your career. You will look at how we can record and use the sounds around us to create a piece of digital music to fit a brief.
RSL Awards are equivalent to one GCSE and include elements of written external assessment and practical external assessment. These courses are accepted by colleges and universities as routes to further study.
Is it for me?
- Are you interested in Dance, Hip-Hop or Pop Music?
- Do you want learn how to set-up a recording studio?
- Do you enjoy making ‘beats’?
- Do you want to design your own course of study and select your own topics?
Students who complete the RSL Music course can go on to further study at A Level Music or Music Technology, Level 3 Diploma in Radio Production, Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media.