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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

BTEC Music

Subject Music 
Exam Board Edexcel
Qualifications Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music 
Specification Click Here
Order of Units

Unit 23 – Music Performance Techniques 

Unit 24 – Music Project  

Unit 22 – Music Performance Session Styles 


Unit 30 – Pop Music in Practice 

Unit 33 – Solo Music Performance Skills 

Unit 40 – Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble 

Suggested Resources

Because the course is 100% coursework, most of your time will be spent rehearsing and performing to develop your musicianship. A great book to improve your performing skills is ”The Confident Performer”

Other written assignments will require you to know about different genres and styles of music in great detail. A great website to use for this is 

Expected Homework Hours Per Week Coursework – A minimum of 3 hours a week is expected in order to meet deadlines and ensure work is completed to a high standard. 
Learning Platforms Used All assignments and homework are set virtually on MS Teams, this is also the platform used for the class to share resources, ideas and communicate with their teachers. The course is very practical based and will rely on your ability to develop your own musical skills at home as well as in school. This will be particularly relevant when leading up to a performance or recording. 
Submission of Bridging Work Please send your completed bridging packs to: