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Our music department seeks to achieve a high a profile as possible within the school as a whole. The philosophy of the department is to aim to develop a child’s self-confidence and personal expression. The music department’s premise is that music is for all regardless of gender, race, or ability. We aim to build success into every lesson and extend curricular opportunities for every student.
The visual and expressive arts subjects are concerned with the development of many aspects of a child’s personality: intellectual, perceptual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic. Music and the arts utilise the right side of the brain with its propensity for dealing with the sensuous, intuitive and spatial elements of perception and action.
The value of musical experience is many sided. It offers enjoyment and recreation; emotional satisfaction; and opportunities for individual and group activities; therefore, promoting creativity and expression.
Music involvement should be immediate and for everyone therefore this will lead to a development of musical imagination. Our department sees students as musical inventors, composers, and improvisers. We as teachers move from the role of a director to a facilitator who stimulates students thoughts and imagination and advise rather than show and tell. However, no credible theory of music education can be sustained without an insightful analysis of music.
Music education is, however, more than just having experiences or about acquiring a repertoire of skills. It is about developing insightfulness, understanding and quality of mind.
Please use this link for an overview of the curriculum content for year 7 and year 8 Music.
We study Music to build confidence through performance and to develop self-discipline through rehearsal and preparation. We study Music to push ourselves to refine and improve our creative responses. We study Music to gain an appreciation and understanding of the rich and varied history of music from all around the world. We study Music to develop transferable skills that we will inevitably use in all other areas of our learning, tapping into multiple skill sets often simultaneously.
Performing Music (instrument or voice)
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Area of study 4
Course Link: AQA Level 1 / Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Music
Home Learning Intent:
We set home learning in music because we want students to engage with music on a regular basis outside the classroom, to further their experience of unfamiliar sounds and deepen their understanding of key theoretical concepts.
Home Learning Expectations:
In music, we expect students to engage enthusiastically in home learning. Where listening tasks are set, students will need to access the internet.
Where tasks are set to embed and extend theoretical concepts, we will provide quality resources and clear instructions for presentation that must be followed. Homework is will be complete and handed in the following lesson.
Links are provided in the relevant home learning policies per year group