As a subject in its own right, Music builds confidence, persistence and expression.
Students start off having the opportunity to try out numerous instruments during which often leads to students taking up private instrumental lessons with one of our peripatetic teachers. This then leads onto further knowledge and experience in music performance, analysis, production and composition. Music is about mastering a chosen instrument and developing the ability and confidence to be able to perform and compose for a variety of situations. It is also about learning how to use musical terminology to analyse and describe music from all genres
Students receive two Music lessons per fortnight.
Students develop integrated skills in performing, composing and listening through a variety of topics. Activities in Key Stage 3 include: recognising and practising traditional notation, world music styles, composing for film, music and the media, rehearsing an ensemble and working within the music industry. All topics are designed to prepare students for potential extended study at Key Stage 4.
Students should expect to receive a variety of homework related to each unit of work. These are available on Show My Homework and may include regular keyword and spelling/definition tests, revision or practice activities for unit assessments/performances and/or research-based project tasks.