Music

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Music

Staff:

Mrs Beer (Head of Arts) 

Mr Richardson (Head of Music)

Instrumental Lessons: Provided by Dudley Performing Arts

Extra-Curricular Clubs: Choir, Orchestra, School Production, GCSE Controlled Assessment and most evening pupils can use the equipment and rooms if pre-booked with staff.

KS3

Rhythm and beat

Introduction to music technology

Mood Music

Popular Music

Sequencing

Popular Music (Music Theory)

Listening test

3 Listening Tests (Musical Periods & Music Theory)

Theme and Variations

Minimalism

World Rhythms

World Music

Blues

Descriptive music

3 Listening Tests (Musical Periods & Music Theory)

Pop Music performance

Song composition (Music Technology)

Creating an Arrangement (performance on chosen instrument)

Creating an arrangement using Music Technology

Classically influenced composition (Classical genre, used in Electronic Music)

4 chords: composition (Music Periods)

3 Listening Tests (Musical Periods & Music Theory)

GCSE
OUTLINE OF THE COURSE:

If you want to improve your skills on an instrument/your voice, broaden you knowledge of music theory and a range of musical style throughout history and compose music in a range of styles, then GCSE music could be for you.

WHAT WILL YOU DO THROUGHOUT THE TWO YEARS?
ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES:
Performing: 30%
Listening Exam 40%
A range of questions to test your knowledge and understanding of music theory and the various styles studied. This includes 2 questions that require the reading and understanding of a musical score.

OPPORTUNITIES POST 16:

GCSE music develops organisation, communication and leadership skills that are desirable qualities for all employers.

CAREERS IN MUSIC INCLUDE:

GCSE music provides a foundation for post-16 study of Music and Music Technology BTECs and A Levels.