Music

Why is the subject important?

Students are equipped with a firm understanding of the value of music through performance, aural appreciation and composition across a variety of periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Creating well rounded students, music can develop language and reasoning, a mastery of memorisation, a sense of achievement and emotional development to name just a few. A lifetime love of listening to, performing and composing music can be creative, relaxing and show future employers how a student can be focused and resilient in a range of ways.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • Graphic Scores
  • Rhythm and African Drumming
  • Musical Futures – part 1 (pop/rock band instruments)

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments at the end of each term (performance of the topic work in pairs or groups).

Assessed on 3 strands: Performing, Composing and Appreciating (verbal feedback about your own and others performances).

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Musical Futures – part 2 (pop/rock band instruments)
  • Song Writing
  • Electronic Dance Music and Production (Recording, Editing, DJing)

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments at the end of each term (performance of the topic work in pairs or groups).

Assessed on 3 strands: Performing, Composing and Appreciating (verbal feedback about your own and others performances).

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Unit 201ta: Musical Knowledge
  • Unit 204ta: Instrumental Study (Performance Skills)
  • Unit 202ta: Live Music Performance

How will I be assessed?

  • Unit 201ta: Musical Knowledge (Essay, blog, vlog about Blues and Rock Music, analysis of 1 chosen piece of Blues or Rock)
  • Unit 204ta: Instrumental Study – Performance Skills (Performance booklet, video evidence of instrumental improvement)
  • Unit 202ta: Live Music Performance (Performance booklet, live music performance of 10 mins minimum, written evaluation)

Which examination board am I following?

Exam Board: Rock School

Specification: Rock School Level 2 Music Practitioners

Website: https://www.rslawards.com/vocational/music-practitioners/

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Ofsted Outstanding Provider