Music Qualifications

Why AQA Music?

Our Music qualifications are incredibly creative and empowering, and as flexible to teach as they are to learn.

We've focused on practical skills, so students learn to compose and perform music across a variety of styles – and enjoy the freedom to focus on a style or genre close to their heart. 

Students lay the foundations for further study or a musical career, and develop:

  • self-confidence
  • communication skills
  • creative skills
  • critical analysis and evaluation skills.

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Our team

Head of Curriculum for Creative ArtsWe're here to answer any questions you may have about our Music specifications. Whether you’re currently teaching our specifications, or considering whether they’re right for your students, our team of subject and assessment experts are here to support you.

We speak to teachers every day, from every type of school and college, and we’re proud of the support we give. Email us at if you have any questions or would like more information.

Sandra Allan, Head of Curriculum for Creative Arts

AQA do understand how hectic it is to be a teacher and they really keep us up to date and show their awareness.
Juliette McGirr

Juliette McGirr,

Music community

Music community

To help you teach our GCSE, AS and A-level Music qualifications, we've teamed up with leading musical institutions to create a music community page with a range of free music teaching resources.