Music

At KS4 students follow the Eduqas GCSE Music qualification.

Half Term

First Year

Second Year

Sep - Oct

  • AOS 4: Popular Music   
  • Compositional Techniques
  • Exploring Performance       
  • AOS 2/1: Review
  • Composition 2
  • Ensemble Performance

Oct - Xmas

  • AOS 3: Film Music
  • Composition 1
  • Solo Performance
  • AOS 1-4: Review
  • Composition 2
  • Ensemble Performance

Jan - Feb

  • AOS 2: Music for Ensemble
  • Composition 1
  • Solo Performance
  • AOS 1-4: Review
  • Composition 2
  • Ensemble Performance

Feb - Easter

  • AOS 1: Forms & Devices
  • Composition 1 (Completion)
  • Solo Performance (Recording Window)
  • AOS 1-4: Revision
  • Composition 2 (Completion)
  • Ensemble Performance (Recording Window)

April - May

  • Mock Revision/Preparation
  • Composition 2
  • Exploring Ensemble Performance
  • COMPLETION/MARKING

Jun - Jul

  • AOS 4/3: Review
  • Composition 2
  • Ensemble Performance

 


The teaching and learning is sequenced (see above) in such a way that all AoS content is covered before the mock exam in December of Year 11.  All coursework is scheduled to be 100% complete by the Easter holiday in Year 11, this allows for a ‘buffer’ for any ‘mopping up’ that needs to be done before May 5th (Eduqas deadline). We opt for the electronic repository option to upload all student work to the Eduqas secure site.


Extra-Curricular Opportunities

The music department offer the following clubs:

  • Choir (All Years) – Tuesday after school. 
  • Band Academy (All Years) – Friday after school. 

In addition, we also produce two major musical concert events per year; one in the Autumn term and one in the Summer term.

Peripatetic music lessons are also available for:

  • Piano 
  • Guitar /Ukulele
  • Drum Kit
  • Vocal 
  • Violin 
  • Cello 
  • Flute 
  • Clarinet 
  • Saxophone 
  • Oboe 
  • Trumpet 
  • Euphonium