Edexcel performance at A level
Once pupils have made the commitment to study music at A level, it is often the case that they have been performing musicians for many years and have worked their way through a series of graded music examinations with the likes of ABRSM, Trinity or Rockschool. Many schools even set a minimum entry requirement of being at a particular grade on an instrument or being able to perform at an equivalent level. Other pupils, however, will find themselves starting the course with less experience of examination-style performances, and may have a limited repertoire when it comes to solo performance. This is most often the case with pupils who are selftaught rock and pop musicians, who require provision that is very different to those with experience of graded examinations.