Music

Departmental Staff

Head of Department

Miss L. Hill    BMus, PGCE

Subject Teachers

Mrs C. White    BEd(Hons)

Key Stage 3

Year 8

  • Rhythm and the Elements

  • Instruments of the Orchestra

  • Performance Skills

  • Instrument Focus: Keyboard and classroom percussion skills

Year 9

  • Programme Music

  • Rap Music

  • Ukulele

  • Musicals

  • Instrument Focus: Keyboard and Ukulele Skills

Year 10

  • Film Music

  • Blues Music

  • Garageband Project (iPads)

  • Instrument Focus: Keyboard and Rock Band Instrument Skills

Key Stage 4 : GCSE Music

The Specification has three components:

  1. Performing & Appraising (35%)

  2. Composing (30&)

  3. Listening & Appraising (35%)

  • Western Classical Music 1600 - 1910

  • Film Music

  • Musical Traditions of Ireland

  • Popular Music 1980 - Present

Within each component there are links to the 4 main area of study:

Key Stage 4 : CCEA Occupational Studies Digital Music & Sound Production

Over the course of two years, boys will complete the following units of work:

Year 11 Digital Music

Using music software to create, record, edit, arrange and mix audio.

Year 12 Sound Production

Skills in DJing

This course is portfolio based (no formal exam) and is the equivalent to a full GCSE.

  • Musician

  • Composer

  • Instrument Tutor

  • Session Musician

  • Music Teacher

  • Sound Engineer

  • Record Producer

  • Music Therapist

  • Music Journalist

Career Paths