- Enjoy learning about music for its own sake
- Learn through the language of sound; learning music musically
- Have a conceptual and practical understanding of the inter-related processes of performing, composing and listening
- Enjoy signing and use it to develop their critical ear
- Comprehend the theory that underpins all western art music and write with notation where appropriate
- Have opportunities to engage in music’s unique creative contribution to our shared culture, society, and economy
- Study music from across the world and make connections between time, place and culture
- Have additional opportunities to enhance their own talents through their own musical learning
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
The GCSE offers student a well rounded qualification in music. Students are assessed in performance, composition and listening and appraising. Students study four different areas of music: musical forms and devices, music for ensemble, film music and popular music. We study a range of different pieces of music and study two works in depth: ‘Since you’ve been gone’ by Rainbow and the Minuet and Trio from ‘Eine Kleine Nacht Music’ by Mozart. Students learning in a practical way and demonstrate their musical skills throughout the year in a variety of performances.
Students on the RockSchool course focus on their performance skills and study three units; Music Performance Skills; Rehearsal Skills; and Listening Skills. Pupils learn in a practical way and have most lessons at Hope Bank Works in Honley where each group has their own dedicated space. Students take part in a variety of concerts and provide assembly music each day as well as having the opportunity to take part in a live radio broadcast!