AS and A-Level Music

AS and A-level music: the new qualification began being taught in 2016

We have produced an overview to help you decide which awarding organisation’s new specification for these qualifications will best suit your students and educational setting. It is available for download below.

The AS level and A-level are two separate, stand-alone qualifications as they are now required to be ‘de-coupled’; however, most of the awarding bodies have designed them so that they can both be taught to the AS and A-level classes simultaneously and thus are organised as a ‘co-teachable’ structure.  Both courses are examinable at the end of the course of study. Wherever possible, the relationship between the AS and A-level courses has been shown.  

We will be updating this comparison when the final documents are published.