Music

Welcome to Music

Music is a fun and exciting subject to study, and offers a unique way of communication. Music develops all the different learning model skills and qualities, which can be easily transferred to other subjects.

Students in KS3 study a wide variety of music in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding. These will be developed through performing, composing and listening. They will focus on developing their instrumental skills on keyboard, ukuleles, singing, guitar and percussion, and will collaborate and work with others as musicians.

Staff

Mrs Y Tyrell – Teacher of Music
Mr A Millar – Teacher of Music

Key Stage 3

The music course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Btec Music course in Key Stage 4. Students in Year 7 and 8 study a wide variety of music in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding. These will be developed through performing, composing and listening. They will focus on developing their instrumental skills on keyboard, ukuleles, singing, guitar and percussion, and will collaborate and work with others as musicians.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs Tyrell

Key Stage 4

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Music

This is an exciting course with interesting units of study that can be tailored to the individual needs of each student.

Core Units
The Music Industry (Exam)
Managing a Music Product

Optional Specialist Units (2)
Introducing Live Sound
Introducing Music Composition
Introducing Music Performance
Introducing Music Recording
Introducing Music Sequencing

BTEC Music is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mrs Tyrell

BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts (Music) Level 1/Level 2

Within this course, students develop their acting skills in relation to different plays being studied. The plays are different in style, genre and content to broaden the minds and enrich their knowledge of theatre around the world. Students will also study the work of different practitioners, such as Stanislavski and Brecht to prepare them for later years studying the course and to understand how to approach creating a character. The final component of the course is a devised performance based on a given stimulus. Students will be expected to work as a performance company to design and shape their own performance to an audience.

BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts Level 1/ Level 2 is assessed in the following way:

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Key Stage 5

EDEXCEL A2 Level in Music Technology

Students will create a portfolio consisting of a multi-track recording, a sequenced integrated performance and a composition incorporating music technology (60%).

There is also an examination testing the student’s ability to manipulate and correct recorded music. They will also be tested on their ability to produce a balanced stereo mix.

EDEXCEL A2 Level in Music Technology is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mrs Tyrell.

Enrichment Opportunities for Music

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.