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

  • 15 May 2020A-level Music (Non-exam assessment: Composition) (7272/C)
  • 15 May 2020A-level Music (Non-exam assessment: Performance) (7272/P)
  • 12 June 2020 Exam for A-level Music (7272/W)
    Series: June 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h 30m

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