Mr L Felgate, Head of Faculty
Mr J Hunter, Teacher of Music
Mr M Gaughran, peripatetic music teacher
Location and Resources
In E.06 the computer network is connected to electronic keyboard workstations. There is a large selection of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. Additionally there is a range of electronic equipment used for music technology.
E.01 is used for listening and analysis activates and there are 2 rehearsal spaces E.07 ( Piano) and E.08 which are both kitted out with P.A, Amps, Keyboard and Drum Kit.
Key Stage 3
In year 7 students will study the key elements of Music, Pitch, Popular and classical performance, Band work, Notation, Rhythm, World Music and Film Music and Keyboard Skills.
In Year 8 Students will build upon their knowledge to incorporate more group performance, composition and critical analysis. They will study the Blues, Music Technology, Singing, Further music notation and harmony.
Key Stage 4
There are three activities which form the GCSE music course;
- Performing - pupils perform on their own instrument, or voice.
- Composing - pupils learn how to compose music for their own instrument, how to make use of the compositional techniques and produce a piece of music.
- Listening and Appraising- Pupils listen to a variety of music from the four areas of study, and build up their general knowledge of music.
Key Stage 5
The department are currently developing the KS5 curriculum and are preparing a new exciting music course that will be offered from September 2012.
The department offers a range of extra curricular opportunities including two lunchtime clubs and afterschool clubs every week.