VISION & INTENT
The ARTS Curriculum area comprises of Drama, Art and Music specialist subject areas. Through the creative and performing arts subjects, students are able to unlock their imagination, intellect, empathy and confidence. Ideas, responses and feelings are expressed and communicated, which carry the potential to challenge, to question and to bring about change. The students are stimulated to maintain curiosity, interest and enjoyment in the ARTS, as they are given many opportunities to explore and make sense of their world through performances, the varied mixed mediums used in Art, and making of their own music and songs through the natural instrument of their voices or using Garageband or Logic Pro X.
In the ARTS, assessment is continuous and includes formative and summative elements in order to promote independent learning. In the ARTS, students work in a range of groups to develop their leadership and creative skills working in pairs, small groups, on their own and as a whole class where they not only have a lot of fun but develop excellent skills and qualities in the creative arts.
Students receive homework tasks each week which involve either maintaining a written diary of drama tasks, extended writing tasks, learning lines and key vocabulary, practicing instruments, self-reflection, artist studies and musical history. Attending extra-curricular clubs is a great way for students to develop skills in the creating and performing arts. There are clubs running in the ARTS Curriculum area each week, so there will be an expectation that students attend.
KEY STAGE 3 MUSIC
Students will work on composing, performing and listening skills and study the following topics:
- Voiceworks - Medieval music
- Ground bass & Ostinato - Chords & Accompaniment
- Gamelan - Calypso
- Blues - Notation
- Film Music - The Orchestra
- Popular song
KEY STAGE 4 MUSIC
OCR GCSE Music: Composition, solo & group performance, evaluating and appraising.
Five areas of study which are:
1) My instrument 2) The concerto through time
3) Rhythms of the world 4) Film Music
5) Conventions of Pop
ACADEMIC INTERVENTION IN MUSIC
Musics intervention occurs at lunchtime and after school where students are given help with homework and coursework. Rehearsals often take place to improve students’ performance skills.
ENRICHMENT & EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN MUSIC
Students take part in choir, guitar & ukulele group, steel pan ensemble and arrange their own bands. Many students enjoy making their own music using Garageband or Logic Pro X, spend time creating and sharing pieces.
USEFUL LINKS & RESOURCES FOR MUSIC
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Students are also given the opportunity to make music at lunchtimes and practice pieces from Synthesia. They can use their creativity to inspire each other and teach other students.
CONTACT DETAILS FOR MUSIC
Nicola Teale - Curriculum Team Leader of Arts
Mary Greanery - Subject Coordinator of Arts
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ADDITIONAL SUPPORT & INFORMATION FOR MUSIC
Please keep an eye out for the latest news on Music interventions, educational visits, events & workshops, together with examples of students' work.