There are currently 85 students studying Music A level at Peter Symonds. Music students received free tuition on their main instrument or voice, and have the opportunity to perform in a variety of bands, orchestras and choirs in a wide range of concerts. A level results are excellent, with students achieving high grades (A or B) above the national average. BTEC Digital Music Production is also offered. Progression to conservatoires and universities is outstanding.
Last year 15 of our A level Music students went on to study music in Higher Education. They won places at Oxford, Cambridge, Royal Holloway, Bristol, Trinity College of Music, BIM and the Birmingham Conservatoire.
The Music Department is situated in beautiful grounds on the College site in a three-storey Victorian house. Facilities include practice rooms, computer rooms for composition with Sibelius and three recording studios, as well as the Recital Room and more practice rooms in College Centre.
Students on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course receive additional coaching, including free tuition on both their first and second study instrument or voice, and many solo and chamber performance opportunities. Auditions for entry onto this course take place on 11 and 12 March 2019.