Music Technology is an AS/A2 course, available to students in Years 12 and 13.
It covers a wide range of study concerning the recording and sequencing of music. Students examine the history of recording techniques from the early 20th Century to the present day, and learn practical application of current technology through their own coursework assignments.
The syllabus also delves into the development and history of Popular Music and Jazz maintaining a wide-ranging view. Study involves elements of music theory, social and cultural aspects and music appreciation.
Potential Music Technology students will generally be required to have GCSE Music, should have at least a basic knowledge of music theory and some keyboard skills. Students in the lower years interested in taking this subject in sixth form should bear that in mind while considering their options in Year 9.
The Music Technology tutor is Miss Branwen Munn. During the 1990s she was one of the first candidates in the UK to achieve an honours degree in Popular Music and Recording, and her delivery of the Edexcel Music Technology A Level course is further enhanced by her many years experience working in the recording industry in London.