Creative Arts - Music
Music Department - Subject Aims
- students will develop the Key Skills of composing, performing and listening
- help students to involve themselves in purposeful music making through practical experiences
- develop an awareness and an understanding of music from various times, occasions and cultures
- enable students to communicate and verbalise their musical thoughts, ideas and feelings
- encourage self-confidence and self-esteem through composition and performance
- develop physical, aural and sensory skills through practical activities
- enable students to perform with an increasing sense of control and ability to organise sounds within a musical framework
- help students to explore and investigate their musical imaginations and creative thoughts within music making
- promote social interaction, communication and respect for others through enjoyable activities
- access for all students to music making outside of the classroom
- opportunities for higher ability musicians to reach their potential through performance
- promote social interaction across the whole age and ability range
- encourage high achievement and excellent standards of performance, through regular public events
- promote links with the community through provision of performances and the inclusion of community persons and acts in school events
- encourage self-confidence and self-esteem through large and small ensemble music making
- help for students who wish to explore the ICT provision of the department
- encourage students to further their class work through the availability of music resources
Concert Band, Choir, Ukulele Club, Guitar Club, Jazz Band and Recorder Club. We also support the main Academy productions.
KS3 MUSIC - Subject information.
Students study the areas of composition, performance and listening. Students learn how to compose their own pieces and improvise in a group setting. They also learn how to perform from notation and how to recognise different musical styles and elements of music within a piece. Students are given opportunities to perform on a variety of instruments including keyboards, guitar and percussion.
Year 7 Units of Work:
Elements of Music, Rhythm & Rubbish, Pitch & Melody, Chords, Guitar Project and the Combined Arts Unit – Musicals
Year 8 Units of Work:
Blues, Chords & Inversions, Classical, ICT (music sequencing), Decades (Popular Song), Rhythms of the World and the Combined Arts Unit – Media & Advertising
Year 9 Units of Work:
HACC Pop Factor (Band Scheme), Protest Songs and the Horror Unit (Combined Arts)
KS4 MUSIC - Subject Information
EDEXCEL GCSE Music
Units include Solo Performance, Ensemble performance, Composition and Listening and analysis.
Students focus on four main areas of study:
Western Classical Music
Music of the 20th Century
Popular Music in Context
Students perform two pieces, compose and/or arrange two pieces and study 12 set works for the listening exam.
BTEC – Performing Arts (with a Music specialism)
Units include: Music skills for performance