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Pathway to success

Following the Music/Performing Arts related pathway will open a range of post -18 options. Whether you are interested in employment in the sector, conservatoire or drama school, or a place at a prestigious University this pathway will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to progress into your chosen career.

Students following this pathway will be able to follow either a Music/Music Tech, a Musical Theatre or a combined route leading to such things as Production Arts or Journalism. You will find some suggestions in the table below of how to combine options to construct the right course which will enable you to progress to your chosen university or employment opportunity.

Route options

Music / Music Tech Path
Optional Subjects

Maestro Programme Elective

Enrichment opportunities

Maestro Programme 

University / Conservatoire visits

Speakers from industry

SJR Chorus
SJR Concert Band
SJR Chamber Choir
SJR Theory Group
SJR Sessions

1:1 Instrumental Lessons

College productions

College concerts including weekly Lunchtime Concert

Concerts in the community

Progression Opportunities

University of Manchester; MusB Music (AAB or equivalent)

University of Huddersfield; Music, Creative Music Production, Music Technology, Sound Engineering (120 UCAS Points – equiv. to B,B,B)

University of Salford; Music, Creative Music Tech, Popular Music, Musical Arts, Audio Engineering (104 UCAS Points – equiv. to B,C,C)

RNCM; Music or Popular Music (E or above and via audition)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (audition)

BIMM; Music and Sound Production

Employment

Musical Theatre
Compulsory Subject
A Level Music BTEC Acting BTEC Dance
Optional Subjects

Maestro Programme Elective

Enrichment opportunities

Maestro Programme 

University / Conservatoire visits

Speakers from industry

SJR Chorus
SJR Concert Band
SJR Chamber Choir
SJR Theory Group
SJR Sessions

1:1 Instrumental Lessons

College productions

College concerts including weekly Lunchtime Concert

Concerts in the community

Progression Opportunities

University of Liverpool – BA Business Management (D*D*D)

Edge Hill University BSc Accountancy (DMM)

Apprenticeships

Employment

University of Central Lancashire; BA Music Theatre (96 UCAS Points)

University of Chester/The Hammond; BA Musical Theatre Performance (112 UCAS Points – equiv. to B,C,C)

Edge Hill University; BA Musical Theatre (104 UCAS Points – equiv. to B,C,C)

Employment

Combined Options
Compulsory Subjects
Any one or two subjects chosen from A Level Music Music Technology  BTEC Acting BTEC Dance
Optional Subjects :

Choose one or two other subjects from an extensive list of BTEC or Advanced Level courses or follow a career focussed strand. 

Design Strand

Art or Graphics

Journalism Strand

Photography or Media

Script & Dramatic Arts Strand

English Lang, Lit or combined

Technology/Engineering Strand

Maths or Physics

Computing Strand

Computer Science or IT

Business Strand

Business or Economics

Enrichment opportunities

Maestro Programme 

University / Conservatoire visits

Speakers from industry

SJR Chorus
SJR Concert Band
SJR Chamber Choir
SJR Theory Group
SJR Sessions

1:1 Instrumental Lessons

College productions

College concerts including weekly Lunchtime Concert

Concerts in the community

Progression Opportunities

University of Salford; BA Technical Theatre (Production and Design) (112 UCAS Points including a Performing Arts subject)

University of Chester; BA Music Journalism (112 UCAS Points )

SAE Institute; BA/BSc Music Business (72 UCAS Points)

Employment

Where will this pathway lead me?

Likely employment opportunities:

Music, Music Technology, Sound Engineering, TV & Film Production, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Runner, Exhibit Manager, Studio Manager, Artist, Arts Administrator, Programme Manager   

Rebecca Fairhurst

Music [A], Acting [DS*], Dance [DS*]

Where next :
UCLAN
BA Music Theatre

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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