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Head of Department | Ms S Allen

Key Stage 3

Year 7 

  • Unit 1: Keyboard Skills
  • Unit 2: Elements of Music and Singing Competition
  • Unit 3: Chinese Music
  • Unit 4: Latin Music

Year 8

  • African Drumming
  • Music of War and Celebration
  • 12 Bar Blues
  • Film/Programme Music including Instruments of the Orchestra

Year 9

  • Popular Music and Cover Artists
  • Trance Music
  • Song Writing
  • Time Out
  • 12 Bar Blues

Key Stage 4

Course Followed | GCSE Music

Exam Board: AQA

Overview

  • Solo and ensemble performance- 40%
  • Composition- 40%
  • Listening and Appraising music- 20%

Course Followed Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies | Music Technology

Exam Board | NCFE

Overview

  • Unit 1: Set up and operate a digital audio workstation
  • Unit 2: Create music using a digital audio workstation
  • Unit 5: Developing DJ Skills
  • Unit 6: Produce dance music
  • Unit 9: Microphone techniques in music production

Units 1 and 2 are compulsory. The best two units form 5, 6 and 9 will be chosen to be submitted.