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Learning at West Coventry Academy

Music Technology


Qualification: Music Practitioner Certificate (Equivalent to a GCSE at grade C or higher)

Exam Board: Rockschool

Is Music Technology for you?

Have you enjoyed writing your own songs in music lessons, but don’t necessarily play a musical instrument?

Have you ever wanted to work in a recording studio?

Are you interested in using computers to write or mix music?

Do you want to learn more about the history and development of popular music, in particular rock music or dance music?

What Will You Do?

You will learn how to use sequencing software to arrange and re-mix songs using MIDI and audio.

You will learn how to set up the studio to record music and will produce your own multi-track recording of a pop or rock song.

You will investigate a style of music of your choice, presenting your findings to the class and you will learn how the development of technology has affected popular music and influenced famous musicians and bands.

Assessment Details:

Assessment is through the completion of a coursework portfolio. You will produce a portfolio of work that can show that you have achieved all of the skills required to pass the course.

Your portfolio will include:

  • practical work such as recordings and songs that you have produced
  • written reports and project logs with screenshots evaluating your practical work and explaining the techniques you have used in your music
  • written projects on musical careers and the history and development of popular music.

Possible Career Options:

  • Sound Engineer          
  • Performer
  • Music Producer           
  • Broadcasting
  • DJ

Further Education:

  • A Level Music Technology
  • BTEC ND Music Technology in production                     
  • BTEC First in Music