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Music

 

Music is a tremendous stimulus to pupils’ education, character and personality development. Involvement to musical activity develops pupils’ ability to think imaginatively and spontaneously, learn self discipline, solve problems and give expression to their ideas and feelings. Through music pupils can develop intellectually and in emotional and personal stability. It gives all pupils a vehicle for self expression.

The music rooms are available through break and lunch times, and after school for ensemles and activities.

 

KEY STAGE 3
In the lower school pupils are taught a variety of schemes of work that help develop performing, listening and compositional skills. Classes are taught in mixed ability tutor groups. Variations on QCA framework units for Music at Key Stage 3 are followed.

 

KEY STAGE 4
The AQA GCSE course is followed in Music which compromises of four sections that each carry 25% of the final grade.

  • Composing (free composition)
  • Performing (solo and ensemble)
  • Assignment (limited choice set by exam board)
  • Listening and Appraising (examination)

 

KEY STAGE 5

The AQA GCE course is followed through the AS and A2 levels in Music. Each course is assessed in three modules that are internally and externally assessed. Key Stage 5 consists of listening, composing, performing, report writing, analysis and ensemble work. For more information please see the web site.