A-level Music

We've updated our qualifications to reflect changes to 2021 exams and assessment.

Read about the changes to 2021 exams for A-level Music

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 7272
  • QAN code: 601/8304/4

We're confident you'll find our new AS and A-level Music specifications inspiring, interesting and practical to teach.

Our new qualifications will motivate and stretch students of all abilities, equipping them with the skills and experience to succeed and go on to further study.

Music technology is fully integrated, and many areas of study have artists or composers who have written works in this format. Students can perform and compose using technology.

Our specifications appreciate all styles and genres, skills and instruments, catering for different learning styles and musical tastes.


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Key dates

  • 1 April 2021GCE Music teachers notes issued 1 April 2021. Available on Secure Key Materials on aqa.org.uk (7272/W/TN)
  • 14 June 2021 Exam for A-level Music (7272/W)
    Series: June 2021
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 2h 30m

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