A-Level Music Online

Course Description

Our Music A Level course develops practical skills in performing and composing as well as a deeper understanding of music history, theory and analysis. Through listening to and studying a wide variety of music, both classical and popular, you will develop a more informed appreciation of how, and why, it was written. 

This Course at a Glance

  • Official A-level subject awarded by Edexcel 
  • Level 3 qualification 
  • Open to International and Home student 
  • 56 UCAS tariff points
  • Achieve a qualification recognized by universities worldwide


Examination based. Assessment will take place either at a British Council office or an approved Edexcel Centre in your home country. The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Music is 100% externally assessed, and consists of one written paper and two non-examined assessment components. Students must submit their non-examined assessment (NEA) and complete the exam in May/June in the year of certification.

Component 1: Performing (*Component code: 9MU0/01)Non-examined assessment: externally assessed30% of the qualification
60 marks
Component 2: Composing (*Component code: 9MU0/02)Non-examined assessment: externally assessed30% of the qualification
60 marks
Component 3: Appraising (*Component code: 9MU0/03)Written examination: 2 hours 10 minutes40% of the qualification
100 marks

Course Duration 

A-level Music is a two-year program. During the two years of studies, students will have access to live online classes as well as they will have academic mentor support and, one to one subject support. 

Course Outcome 

Upon completion of the A-level in Music, students will achieve an Edexcel qualification ( providing that all exams have been completed and passed). The final certificate will allow students to apply to their chosen university. Students completing A-Levels in Music will progress into undergraduate music or music related degree courses.

Entry requirements

  • Hold GCSE Music or equivalent. 
  • Students whose English is not their first language, are required to either sit an internal English assessment or provide an English certificate at a min level B2 in all components.  


What is included in the cost of the course?

  • Access to learning materials
  • Live online classes
  • One to one subject support
  • Weekly academic mentoring support 
  • Examination fee
  • University application support and guidance

How many hours a week are students expected to study?

Students are required to undertake 5 hours of self-study per subject. In addition, students will also be required to attend 2 hours of live lessons per subjects

How does Oxford Online School work?

Oxford Online School is a fully recognized online school for the delivery of GCSE/IGCSE, A level, and International A-Level courses and examinations. It is also a co-educational school offering a blended full-time syllabus to students from all over the world including home students.

What subjects are currently available at Oxford Online School?

Currently, we are offering: Economics; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics and Further Mathematics and Spanish A-level, Psychology, History, Business, Turkish Language, Russian Language, Geography, Music, EPQ.

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