Our Subsidiary Diploma in Music is a diverse and interesting course that has performance at its heart whilst allowing students the opportunity to select units and modules that suit their skills and interests.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to be able to play an instrument/sing?
There are two compulsory performance units and so yes, you must be able to play an instrument or sing to a good level. You do not need to have completed any formal grades or exams but you must be able to perform competently.
Do I need to have studied Music in Year 10 and 11?
Whilst of course it would be beneficial, you do not necessarily need to have studied Music in KS4 to enable you to be successful on this course. If you have not formally studied Music before then you may be given additional preparatory tasks to ensure that you are fully equipped to start the course.
What are lessons like?
Lessons will vary depending on the topic and the unit being taught. However, they are very rarely given in a ‘lecture’ style and instead rely on collaboration, practical exploration and independent research. Students are encouraged to share their views, opinions and ideas and provide support to their peers through effective collaboration.