Music

Subject Overview

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  • • Enhance your co-ordination and fine motor skills?
  • • Improve your mathematical abilities?
  • • Expose you to different cultures and cultural history?
  • • Foster your self-expression and confidence?
  • • Improve listening skills?
  • • Relieve stress?
  • • Encourage self-discipline?
  • • Enhance your respiratory system?
  • • Sharpen your concentration?
  • We aim to:
  • • Provide enjoyable lessons in a safe environment
  • • Teach well-prepared and stimulating lessons using a variety of activities
  • • Include all students in the lesson
  • • Provide opportunities for students to develop outside of the lesson
  • • Expose students to a variety of Music
  • • Encourage students to be independent in their learning
  • • Enable students to develop functional skills that they can apply in different situations
  • Teaching and Learning

    Year 7

  • • Term 1: Programme Music
  • • Term 2: Marches
  • • Term 3/4: World Music
  • • Term 5/6: Blues
  • Year 8

  • • Term 1: Pop Music
  • • Term 2: Song-writing
  • • Term 3/4: Classical Music
  • • Term 5/6: Performing
  • Year 9

  • • Term 1: Rock Music (performing)
  • • Term 2: Rock Music (composing)
  • • Term 3/4: Classical Music
  • • Term 5/6: Jazz / Musicals
  • Year 10

  • • Term 1: Area 2 / Ensemble performances recorded / Preparations for composition (comp) 1 CA (controlled assessment)
  • • Term 2: Area 3 / Solo performances recorded / Comp 1 CA
  • • Term 3: Area 1 / Ensemble performances recorded / Preparations for Comp 2 CA
  • • Term 4: Area 4 / Solo performances recorded / Preparations for Comp 2 CA
  • • Term 5: Area 1/2 in more detail (revision) Comp 2 CA
  • • Term 6: Area 3/4 in more detail (revision) and mock exam
  • Year 11

  • • Term 1: Area 1/2 revision / Ensemble performances improved / Comp 1 scores
  • • Term 2: Area 3/4 revision / Solo performances improved / Comp 2 scores
  • •Term 3: Area 1-4 revision / Final coursework submission (4 pieces)
  • •Term 4: Area 1-4 revision
  • KS4 Course(s) offered

    GCSE students follow the EDEXCEL GCSE music curriculum https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

    Assessment

    Students are assessed on their performing, composing and listening abilities in music. These 3 assessment results are then averaged out to give them their final data level. At GCSE students coursework is 60% and the listening exam is 40%.

    Homework

    No homework is set for music in years 7 and 8, but students can use practice rooms before and after school and take opportunities to join music clubs and get involved in concerts. Students receive one hour of music homework a week in years 9, 10 and 11. This includes regular revision of key words studied in class for tests and instrumental practise (recommended practise would be 20 minutes a day).

    Teaching Staff

    Mr Browne, Head of music: rbrowne@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mr Casterton, music teacher: mcasterton@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mr Wardell, music teacher, technician, learning assistant: nwardell@pcs.e-sussex.sch.ukk

    Student Work


    Track of the month - Georgia Osborne- Platonic Dialogue


    Notices

    Need Help?

    Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

    01273 581100
    enquiries@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk