Music

Head of Subject: Mr J. Felton

 

Subject overview:

A new topic is explored every half term. Students develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the three main musical disciplines (performing, composing and appraising) in all of these topics. We are extremely lucky to possess a huge variety of musical resources (instrumental and technological) in the delivery of these topics.

It is the aim that any student may continue their musical education beyond Year 8 if they desire. Learning an instrument outside of curriculum time is NOT a prerequisite for opting for GCSE music or BTEC Level 2 music technology.

Music is one of the few activities that activates, stimulates and uses the entire brain!

 

Year 7:

Rhythm and working together

The Keyboard and notation

Music for Animals and MIRTH

Music that tells a story (William Tell)

Music for Space

Gamelan and Minimalism

 

Year 8:

Music for Special Occasions

Mozart

Texture

Dance Music

Film and Advert Music

Popular Music

 

Key Stage 4:

GCSE Music
BTEC Level 2 Award in Music (Music Technology)
click here for Key Stage 4 course details and guidance

 

Post-16:

A-level Music
A-level Music Technology
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology [last cohort finish Summer 2017]
click here for post-16 (sixth form) courses and information

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