Music

Music Department Staff

Miss M Reading, Head of Music and Director of Enrichment

Mrs D Noakes, Teacher of Music and Head of Creative Arts

Peripatetic Teachers provided by NMPAT

We are a proud partner of NMPAT and all of our vocal and instrumental lessons are supplied by them.  We aim to offer every child who is interested, lessons of their choice, so please enquire.  To request lessons, please download the attached letter and return the reply slip to the music department.  Payment will then be set up via ParentPay.

Ms C Anderson, Piano

Mrs J Armstrong, Upper Strings

Mr A Bell, Woodwind

Mr B Burton, Percussion

Mr J Calcott, Guitar

Mrs M Dixon, Vocals

Mr B Turnball, Brass

Mrs C Jones, Lower Strings

Curriculum

KS3

Students study music for 1 hour each week.  Every lesson starts with class singing and the followed by practical music making.  We study a broad a varied curriculum across the year groups:

Topics Studied

Year 7

African Drumming

Programme Music

Reggae

Minimalism

Dance Music

Hip Hop

Year 8

Variations

Popular Sing

Music for Media

Cover band

Blues

Samba

Year 9

Arts Award Bronze

Jazz

Music for Media

Music for Celebration

Re-Invention

Folk Music

Music Sequencing

 

KS4 BTEC

We study the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award and Certificate in Music.  The units chosen for the student to study are specific to the cohort of students.  At present we are studying:

  • Managing a Music Product
  • Introducing Music Performance
  • Introducing Music Composition
  • The Music Industry

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Music is available as an extension activity for students as appropriate.  At present, the additional units are:

  • Introducing Music Theory
  • Introducing Choral Studies
  • Music and Production Analysis
  • Developing Solo Music Performance

KS5 RSL

We study the RSL Level 3 Music Practitioners qualification.  The units chosen for the student to study are specific to the cohort of students.  At present we are studying:

  • Lead Performer
  • Music Director
  • Contracts in the Music Industry
  • Radio Podcast Production
  • Creating a Sample Library
  • Music Sequencing and Production (Media)
  • Planning for a Career in Music

Enrichment

  • We have a number of ensembles for all instruments and all abilities on offer. Click on the ensemble titles below to see who they are aimed at
Lunch After School
Monday Vocal Ensemble in C11
Tuesday Percussion Ensemble in C12
Wednesday Choir in C11 Wind Ensemble in C11
Thursday String Ensemble in C11 Swing Band in C12

Ks4/5 Music Technology Support

Friday Guitar Ensemble in C11 Folk Band in C11

KS4/5Music Support