- Developing creativity
- Composing & Improvision
- Inventing using music
Music offers opportunities for students to develop their creativity through composing, improvising and inventing using music technology and through working in groups. Learn to appraise through listening activities, discovering what goes on in a piece of music, through an understanding of the elements of music. Explore the music of different styles, genres and cultures through listening, performance and composition. Learn how musicians play a part in today's communities and recognise what is entailed in following the career paths that musicians choose to pursue.
"The interactive nature of music studies helps students to establish and evolve their creativity. We then begin to explore different styles, genres and cultures through listening, performance and composition."Mr Carter - Head of Music
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 Music provides a solid foundation for GCSE Music. It also develops many of the skills required in independent learning and creative problem solving.
In Key Stage 3, students will develop skills in order to:
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- Create their own music
- Perform to an audience
- Evaluate and develop their work
- Progress, demonstrating knowledge and understanding
Key Stage 4
The GCSE offers the opportunity for students to continue to develop their musicianship through performance, composition and listening/appraisal.
The course is built in five units each worth 20% of the GCSE.
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- Individual Performance
- Group Performance
- Composing and Appraising
- Listening and Appraising
Key Stage 5
BTEC Music (Performance) Level 3 (Edexcel)
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- Unit 1 Performing Music (30%)
- Unit 2 Composing (30%)
- Unit 3 Developing Musical Understanding (40%)
- Unit 4 Extended Music (30%)
- Unit 5 Composition and Technical Study (30%)
- Unit 6 Further Musical Understanding (40%)