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Music

Welcome to Music Department

Music Teacher

Miss L Browning
 

 

 

 


Introduction to the Department:

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Music in KS3

Music is a unique form of communication which changes the way in which students think, feel and act. Our aim as a school is to bring a positive musical culture, to enable personal expression and to develop their emotion within music. We aim to install confidence in our students through enjoyment of learning, identifying progress and rewarding achievement.

Here is a breakdown of the units studied from Year 7 through to Year 9:

Year 7

Making Music from Stimuli

Gospel Music

Impressionism

 

Year 8

Video game music

Music for a Special Event

Reggae

 

Year 9

Film Music

Song Writing

Jazz

 


GCSE Music

GCSE music is open to all students who are able to play an instrument or sing. We are currently using OCR as our examining board for GCSE music at Purbrook Park School. You will learn a great range of skills such as performing in bands, as soloists as well as understanding the theory behind music to be able to compose your own music!

What will pupils study?

The course is broken down in to 5 Areas of study:

Area of Study 1: My Music

Area of Study 2: Concerto Through Time

Area of Study 3: Rhythms of the World

Area of Study 4: Film Music

Area of Study 5: Conventions of Pop

How is the course assessed?

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BTEC Music

BTEC Music is open to all students who can play an instrument or sing. We will be using the Edexcel BTEC Level 1/2 Certificate in Music as our exam board at Purbrook Park School to offer a wider opportunity to encompass all of our musicians at Purbrook. You learn a great range of skills such as performing in bands, as soloists as well as using key compositional techniques to write your own music!

What will pupils study?

The pupils will have 7 units to complete in total:

Unit 1 ’Music Industry,’

Unit 2 ’Managing a Music Product’  - Compulsory Units

Unit 8 ‘Music & Production Analysis’

Remaining 4 units from Group A and Group B will be chosen based on the strengths of the pupil   

How is the course assessed? 

  • Unit 1 ‘The Music Industry’ - The learner will complete a 60-minute examination worth 50 marks. The examination consists of a variety of question types, including objective questions, short-answer questions and one extended writing opportunity at the end of the examination paper Marked Externally.
  • Remaining 6  units are internally marked  by myself and completed within Music lessons.