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Music

KS3

Pupils receive one hour of Music every week at KS3.

Pupils study three areas of music:

  1. Classical Music
  2. Popular Music
  3. Wold Music

Pupils develop a range of musical skills including:

  • Performing
  • Singing
  • Composing
  • Listening and Appraising
  • Music Theory

 

Pupils enjoying a live concert of early music, given by Freshe Ayre.

The department boasts around 35 computers, two suites of Keyboards, three Practice Rooms, 2 Drumkits, Pianos, Ukuleles and many other musical instruments. Pupils learn to use their iPads to produce music, as well as working acoustically and with electronic and rock instruments.

Year 8 Pupils learning about Ancient Music in a “Musical Archaeology” Lesson!

KS4

At KS4, pupils may opt to study GCSE Music. We follow the new specification from OCR.

Areas of Study:

  • My Music
  • The Concerto Through Time
  • Rhythms of the World
  • Film Music
  • Conventions of Pop

The course:

Integrated Portfolio                    30%

  • >> Solo Performance
  • >> Free Composition

Practical Component                  30%

  • >> Ensemble Performance
  • >> Composition to OCR Brief

Listening and Appraising           40%

Pupils enjoying a live concert, given by Jazz Ambassadors.

KS5

The Department has recently moved to RSL for its post-16 course.

Pupils study a two-year course: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners

Pupils can currently choose to study one of three pathways:

  1. Performing
  2. Composing
  3. Business

Extra-Curricular

We are very proud of our thriving Music Department. We run an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities, which is both exciting and wide-ranging. The Department gives regular concerts in school and in the local community. It also, in partnership with the English Department, produces Drama and Musical productions each year, The Lion King in July 2016. See below for the current timetable of clubs.

 

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

BREAK

 

 

Recorders Etc! (SG)

String Group (SG)

 

 

LUNCH 1ST

12:25 – 12:55

 

Chamber Orchestra (SG)

 

Boys’ Vocals (DS)

Pop Music Club (SG)

Brass Group (DS)

 

Keyboard Club

(DS)

 

Ukulele Orchestra (SG)

LUNCH 2ND

12:55 – 1:25

Jazz Vocals (SG)

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL

Drama (SG/HP)

3:35 – 5pm

 

 

Jazz Orchestra

(SG)

3:35 – 4:45pm

Chamber Choir (SG/DS)

3:35 – 4:45pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lion King