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Pupils’ achievements in drama, art, music and national competitions are excellent.

ISI 2013

Music

At KS3, all students are given the opportunity to work in a variety of styles and genres. The students undertake performance, listening, composition, and recording work as part of the curriculum.

In this work, the students have access to both traditional instruments as well as using a range of music technology.

Each year group takes part in their own performing arts evening or creative arts day at some point in the course. This event provides an informal platform for the students to display their talents and achievements.

In both Years 7 and 8, students are given group instrumental lessons in Brass or Strings as part of their timetabled music lessons. For GCSE, the students follow the Edexcel course which is made up of Performing 30%, Composing 30% and Analysis and Listening 40%.

Both Composing and Performing are coursework papers and this work is completed and assessed in school. The Listening paper is taken in the June of Year 11 and is externally marked. A performance level of around grade 4 is the expectation for this course. All music scholars take GCSE music. Students complete the composition work using Sibelius or Cubase.

 

Pupils’ achievements in drama, art, music and national competitions are excellent.

ISI 2013
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