Music A Level

Acting Director of Music: Mrs Beverley Steensma

The Ipswich School Britten Faculty of Music has an impressive reputation as a place where musicians thrive, finding unstinting support from expert staff. Opportunities abound for enjoyable achievement. From enthusiastic beginners to outstanding specialist students, everyone is encouraged to discover music that suits their tastes and develops their abilities.

We offer high academic standards in a stimulating and creative musical environment. We are supported by approximately thirty visiting teachers who provide lessons during the school day on piano, strings, brass, percussion, guitar, keyboard, harp and woodwind. In addition, we run a range of ensembles and choirs which perform in and outside school.

What do you do in Music?

As an A Level student you will give a public recital of a balanced programme of music (minimum of eight minutes duration). You also produce advanced composition portfolios and develop your analytical skills through the context of six areas of study, each with three set works. As a result, you will be well prepared for entry to music college or university.

Exam Results

Average of the A Level results in Music achieved by Ipswich School students over the most recent three year period (2016, 2017 and 2018)

Music - % A*- B = 89%