In years 7, 8 and 9 you will gain an overview of music history and development. Students will develop their work through research, performance and composition. By the end of year 9 you will have had the opportunity to sing and play the keyboard, percussion, ukulele and use music technology in their work.
Throughout the year students in years 7, 8 and 9 will be taught 9 units.
Students will focus upon the basics and learn to read standard notation. As a class there will be performance and composition opportunities when studying folk music as well as the origins of the orchestra and the development of classical music.
Moving on from their study in the previous year students develop their skills and the understanding of world music. There is a focus upon the instruments and performance culture. The year ends with study of the birth of British popular music.
Notation and performance skills are further developed as well as confidence using music technology. There is an emphasis on the creation of extended compositions and performances.
In years 10 and 11 students study the BTEC in Music Performance
Extra curricular Activities in Music
Guitar ensemble is open to all students of any ability. This is run by Mr Brown 3-4 in 103. You can bring your own guitar or borrow one from the music department
POPS orchestra is open to all students playing any instrument. We learn popular music and perform in concerts throughout the year. This group is run by Mr Wilson and Mrs Roue in 103 from 3-4. There is also the option to create your own smaller groups and receive rehearsal assistance from 4-5
Ukulele group is open to all year groups and students that can play or want to learn to play the ukulele are welcome to join. We also develop vocal skills and learn popular and modern pieces. This group takes place in 108 and is led by Mrs Roue from 3-4.