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Music

We aim to enable all students to receive a positive experience in music through the development of listening, performing and compositional skills. This will be achieved through a variety of musical experiences of ensemble and solo work. We offer challenge to develop their leadership and team building skills as independent learners and creative thinkers by building their confidence in a friendly environment.

The Department offers opportunities for students to participate in concerts and shows from all ability levels on three occasions over the course of a Year. There is an opportunity for students to learn a musical instrument in Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Keyboard or Piano, Guitar and Singing taught by a talented group of peripatetic staff. There are various extra –curricular clubs on offer such as Treblemakers, Acapella singers, orchestra and a guitar club.

We also encourage our students to take part in external competitions and opportunities, for example:

  • Stoke Youth’s production team for the next show ‘Children of Eden’ (November 14th-18th)
    is the same team which brought us the amazing Legally Blonde & sensational SIDE by SIDE.

They are looking for a cast across the full age range (11-21).  Pre-audition workshops will be 7.30-9.30pm on                 the following evenings: Weds 7th, Fri 9th, Weds 14th, Fri 16, Weds 28th June

Auditions will be on the evening of FRIDAY 30th June Re-calls etc. will be on Weds 5th July (if needed).

First rehearsal Friday 7th July.  More details HERE

 

 

Curriculum and courses

KS3

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 7 Music Content Night and Day Rhythm and Pulse Chinese Music Form and Structure Gamelan Voiceworks
Assessments Performance and Listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening
  • Base line assessment at the beginning of the year
  • Year 7 Written Examination
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 8 Music Content African Drumming African Drumming Reggae Blues Music in Space Recycled Rhythms
Assessments Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening
  • End of Year final assessment

KS4 Music

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 10 GCSE Music Content Western Classical Tradition Music Theory Computer skills on Sibelius Performance skills Western Classical Tradition Music Theory Computer skills on Sibelius Performance skills Western Classical Tradition Music Theory Computer skills on Sibelius Performance skills Popular music
Music theory Composition assignment skills taught
Popular music Music theory Composition one coursework World Music Music Theory Composition one appraisal and complete coursework
Assessments Performance base line assessment Listening tests Listening tests Composition mini assignments Performance Mock 1 Listening tests Performance Mock 2 and Performance solo exam Listening tests Listening tests Controlled composition exam Listening tests Controlled composition exam
  • Base line assessment on solo performance
  • Year 10 Examination
  • Controlled Composition one completed
  • Listening examination full paper in summer
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 11 BTEC Music Content Introducing composition Introducing composition Introducing Composition and Putting on a show Putting on a show Putting on a show Exam Leave
Assessments Assignment brief to be completed introducing composition Easter Show Assignment brief to be completed for putting on a show

Unit 4 – Introducing Music Composition – coursework
Unit 2 – Managing a Music product – putting on a show –coursework – Easter show
Unit 1 – Music Industry Resit written examination in January or June

Extra Curricular at Clayton

Treblemakers – both Newcastle and Clayton
Acapella Singers – Clayton only
Guitar Club – Clayton
Orchestra – both Newcastle and Clayton

Resources

AQA revision guides publisher Rhinegold

Homework and Revision Materials

Homework/Revision – CLICK HERE

Websites

https://www.musictheory.net/
www.musicatschool.co.uk
http://www.circleoffifths.com/
www.aqa.org.uk

How can I help my child?

Encouraging your child to attend extra – curricular activities regularly on offer at school.
An opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
Participate in clubs outside of school such as musical theatre in local orchestras/bands.
Attending musical concerts/shows/bands in or outside of school