A Level

Music Technology

  • Course type

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body


  • Duration

    2 years

Introduction to Music Technology

Learn how to use technology successfully in the field of contemporary popular music. Music Technology is a creative and innovative subject which arms you with the skills needed to arrange, compose, produce and record music. You will gain an understanding of a wide range of popular musical styles, and will learn how to use technology successfully in the field of contemporary popular music.

Entry requirements

  • Subject grades: option a

    GCSE grade 6 or merit in Music (or similar subject title).

  • Subject grades: option b

    Grade 5 Music Theory or Grade 5 instrument.

  • Required Admissions Score

    The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for ​Music Technology is 58.

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About the Course

The course is practical, with much of the work carried out at computer workstations. We aim to offer a number of trips and a residential study trip in Year 12.

There are excellent opportunities to learn to operate a wide variety of music hardware and software, all in superb facilities, including a teaching room with a suite of computers and two recording studios. Both studios are equipped with Logic Pro X and a range of high-end hardware and Native Instruments Komplete.

2023 Music Technology A level results


28% of our students achieved A* to A


48% of our students achieved A* to B 


100% of our students achieved A* to E

Course information

Music tech is a great course for anyone interested in how music is recorded or produced. We focus less on the performance of the music and more on the production of the recording.

We study how music production has evolved over time and learn how this has impacted the way we produce music today. So if you want to learn how to use microphones in a studio, synthesisers in a composition and all sorts of other technology that gets used in the production – then music technology could be for you.

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Hear from our students

I really enjoy the opportunity to record and mix music using professional standard equipment and the relaxed, friendly interactive feel of all the lessons.

Liberty, Year 12 student

The staff are so kind and they are always ready to assist you in reaching your potential.

Annelise, Year 12 Student

Quick facts


58 year 12 and 13 students take Music Technology

4 hrs 20 mins

4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time

5 hrs

Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.