Music

Mrs. S. Clay

Head of Department

Curriculum

KS3 students study a wide range of musical styles and genres and include, performance, composition and musical reflection.
KS4 students study GCSE music, this focuses on composition techniques and styles, performance (both group and individual) and preparation for the GCSE listening paper; which includes the analysis of set works.
KS5 students study A-level Music which is an extension from the GCSE covering and deepening knowledge of music from a wide range of periods and styles.

Specifications

Edexcel GCSE and A-level music.

Facilities/ Equipment Self contained music department, with the use of 5 additional practice rooms. Full set of classroom ukuleles and Djembes (African drums) A wide variety of instruments both classical and popular for students to utilise during lesson time.

Extra-curricular

Wide variety of clubs and opportunities for performance. Christmas celebration, singing at local residential homes, Fete on the field and bespoke composition and performance projects in collaboration with AUB

Revision

We offer revision sessions every Tuesday after school
Students are advised to download Sibelius First for GCSE
http://www.rhinegoldeducation.co.uk/product/edexcel-gcse-music-revision-guide/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-Level-Music-Revision-Guide/dp/1785581724
Students are also given revision packs for all the set works studied.
www.Musictheory.net is recommended to plug gaps in knowledge as is ‘Music Theory guy’ on YouTube.

Edexcel GCSE links to guidance on Set Works.
AoS 1 Instrumental Music
Bach- Brandenburg Bach
Beethoven- Pathetique Beethoven
AoS 2 Vocal Music
Queen- Killer Queen Killer Queen
Purcell- Music for a While Purcell
AoS 3 Music for Stage and Screen
Defying Gravity Wicked
Williams- Star Wars Star Wars
AoS 4- Fusion Music
Afro Celt Sound System Afro Celt
Samba Em Preludio Preludio- Spalding