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A High Performing Specialist Academy for Technology & Applied Learning

Courses Offered

The Team

Miss K Pugh (Head of Department), Mr Dunn, Mrs Ospina, Mrs Valu

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

In Years 7 and 8 all students follow a broad curriculum covering a wide range of musical styles and genres.  They develop musical understanding through the study of different musical styles and genres.  They evaluate their own work and that of others.  Music develops the Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills through a practically based course.  All students are encouraged to take part in the extra-curricular activities on offer.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Arts Award

In Year 9 all students who enjoy music are able to select this subject for their one-year option.  Students are encouraged to learn an instrument to develop their performing skills further.  The course is practical giving students the opportunity to perform in ensembles and develop composition skills further.  The course includes a project on a Musical Career of the students' choice.  Students attend and review concerts.  All Arts Award students are encouraged to be involved in Concerts during the year.

GCSE Music

In Years 10 and 11 students who continue with their Music studies develop their skills as a Solo and Ensemble performer.  Composition also forms a part of this course and two pieces are completed during the two-year course.  In addition, students learn to analyse eight pieces of music from various styles and genres including Instrumental and Vocal music in Popular and Classical styles.

Curriculum Information