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.
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%