Students are encouraged to use high levels of independence in Music, often selecting their own choice of repertoire from a given topic. Students will lead their own rehearsals in preparation for performance and are expected to make appropriate use of musical vocabulary to evaluate and refine their own work (and the work of others). Students develop their musical understanding through a range of listening, composing and improvisation tasks within a wide range of musical genres and will gain experience of playing a wide variety of musical instruments.
Overview of Content at KS3
Option Choices at KS4
Course: Rockschool Level 2 Music Practitioner – Certificate (20 Credits)
Overview: The course is divided into 3 units of study:
230: Live Music Performance (Externally Assessed) In this unit students will collaborate with others to plan for a live music event, demonstrating the skills needed to perform a 15 minute set in a specific live environment to a target audience. They will be able to reflect on their performance and consider ways to improve future performances.
229: Music Rehearsal Skill (Internally Assessed) In this unit students will demonstrate the skills needed to rehearse effectively for a specific music performance and will be able to identify strengths and areas for development. They will need to consider technical, communication, analytical, and organisational skills as well as aspects of health and safety.
218: Music Marketing and Promotion (Internally Assessed) In this unit students will demonstrate their understanding of the marketing and promotional processes that are often applied to promotional campaigns for artists in the UK music industry.
Throughout this course students are expected to demonstrate high levels of independence. They will be required to work in collaboration with others throughout each of the units and must therefore demonstrate consistently high communication and team working skills.