In Music students gain experience through practical work on instruments/voice and aural learning, that fully integrates listening with practical music making, improvising and composing.
The aim of the KS3 curriculum is so that students can listen with appreciation to different genres of music and are able to perform as a soloist or as part of a group.
Students participate in a range of lessons, rehearsals, workshops and performances in order to learn about and develop a thorough knowledge of, different genres of music and their musical features. They will be expected to compose, perform and produce music of different styles using composing and performing conventions. All students on this course have their instrumental or vocal lessons paid for by the school as an essential part of the course.
This course provides a foundation for students wishing to study music in KS5.
Students participate in a range of lessons, rehearsals, workshops and performances in order to understand and examine the work of existing practitioners and the processes used to create performance. They will develop technical, stylistic and interpretative skills in relation to published plays. An ongoing review of skills and techniques gained in rehearsals and performances is essential so that students gain a deeper understanding of their abilities and progression opportunities.
This course provides a foundation for students wishing to study drama in KS5.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the music sector or the creative sector as a whole.
The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and aims to provide a coherent course of study covering performance, music theory and the music industry.