Our Music department is one the shining stars of Expressive Arts. Year on year, we are seeing some of the freshest talent being produced and nurtured. With termly shows and a vast array of industry standard equipment, music at Leyton Sixth Form is a no-brainer for anyone wanting to take their music to the next level.

A-Levels and Certificates

Music A-Level

The course enables students to develop skills in solo performance and encourages students to develop their technique on their main instrument or in singing. It also helps students to develop an understanding about composing and ways in which pieces of music are created and performed. Students also study selected pieces of music from the exam board’s anthology in preparation for a two hour written exam, and these are primarily pieces from the classical music tradition.

Entry Requirements


C/5 - English

B - Music (or a successful audition for applicants without GCSE Music)

Music: BTEC Level 3 Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma

This course is for students wishing to improve their skills as vocalists or instrumentalists. The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is equivalent to one AS Level and should be taken as part of a four-subject course of study. Students who successfully complete the qualification can then go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in their second year at the College, if they choose to, and this course is equivalent to one full A Level. The focus of the course is on practical rehearsal and performance in a range of contemporary music styles, such as pop and RnB. The course helps students develop their music skills as part of a creative performance package or to balance an academic programme of study.

Entry Requirements

English C/5

UAL Awarding Body L3 Diploma/Extended in Music Performance, Production and Business

This is a course for students with a keen interest in music who want to reach music industry professional standards in their skills as vocalists or instrumentalists. The course is particularly suitable for those thinking of pursuing a career in music. It focuses around staging professional-standard performances of music in contemporary styles such as pop and RnB, and enables students to develop the additional skills and  knowledge needed to succeed in the industry.

Entry Requirements 4 A*- C; Audition

Leyton Sixth Form College

Essex Road


E10 6EQ

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Tel: 020 8928 9027