Music

Music is part of the Performing Arts faculty; we aim to encourage creativity in students of all abilities, through a range of different practical activities. There are music classrooms and practice areas. Rooms equipped with keyboards and percussion. There is also an IT facility that provides an opportunity to use specialist software.

At Key Stage 3 students will study:


Year 7:

  • Music theory, basic performance skill development and understanding of musical notation

Year 8:

  • Composition and musical structures and further keyboard skills

Year 9:

  • Specific compositional skills and larger musical structures and more advanced keyboard skills and notation


How can I support my child through KS3 Music?


  • Listening to and comparing music from various periods and styles
  • Having instruments at home, ideally a keyboard or guitar (chordal instruments)
  • 10 to 30 minutes of practice a day if possible

How will my child be assessed in Music?  

Through a combination of composition, performance and listening tasks with practical assessments in every topic  

Homework will consist of particular musical pieces to learn and practice as well as research into various musical styles and their development

 

At Key Stage 4 students will study:

 

Year 10:

Edexcel GCSE Music (1MU0)

 

How is the course assessed?

Through a combination of composition, performance and the study of eight key works based on various musical styles and genres

What will they cover throughout the course?

Vocal music, instrumental music, music for stage and screen and fusions also compositional techniques and performance skills

Recommended websites:
 
BBC bitesize, YouTube GCSE music (new specification) videos


Year 11:

Specification: Edexcel GCSE Music (2MU01)

How is the course assessed? 

Through a combination of composition, performance and the study of eight key works based on various musical styles and genres

What will they cover throughout the course? 

12 musical works from various historical periods together with compositional techniques and performance skills

Recommended websites

BBC bitesize, YouTube GCSE music (2012 specification) video

Subject Leader for Music: Martin Brown

Email: MBrown@sandownbayacademy.org 

   

How Performing Arts promotes British values  

 

Democracy

Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.

The rule of law

Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the attitudes between groups and understand this has reactions.

Individual Liberty

Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to group work and the work of other students.

Mutual Respect

Encourage students to acquire a broad knowledge of and respect for each other.

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions through studying performance works of different cultures around the world.

 

 






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