Key Dates

23rd August
GCSE Results Day: 10am - 12pm.
3rd & 4th September
Ark INSET Days - academy closed to all students.
5th September - First day of Autumn Term for all students
Year 7: arrive between 8am - 8.15am. Gates will close at 8.15am.
All other years: arrive for 10am for line up. Gates will close at 10am.

Music

Faculty Vision

Meet our Team

Miss S Al-Hanoush - Head of Music & Achievement Leader (Year 8)

Miss E Williams - Teacher of Music

 

Our KS3 Curriculum
KS3 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn 1 Stomp    

Basic rhythm notation and ensemble performance

The Beauty of Baroque    

Analysing musical scores, keyboard skills, ground bass and melodies

Bhangra    

Music from around the world. Drumming rhythms, vocal and keyboard skills

Autumn 2 Finding your voice    

Unit of work which explores developing confidence in vocal work and building textures

4 Chord Mash Up    

Acapella Vocal unit based on 4 chord harmonies, producing an ensemble performance

Film Music    

Composition based on music for film

Spring 1 Power of the Pentatonic    

Using the Pentatonic scale to build basic keyboard skills, melodies and music notation

Djembe    

Ensemble composition based on music from Africa and drumming skills

Major and Minor    

How to build major and minor chords. How pop songs are constructed

Spring 2 Power of the Pentatonic    

Using the Pentatonic scale to build basic keyboard skills, melodies and music notation

Djembe    

Ensemble composition based on music from Africa and drumming skills

Major and Minor    

How to build major and minor chords. How pop songs are constructed

Summer 1 4 Chord Songs    

Introducing harmony. chords, and instrumental skills on the keyboard. guitar and ukulele

Band Carousel    

Performing pop sings through a variety of instrumental skills

Band Carousel    

Performing pop songs through a variety of instrumental skills

Summer 2 4 Chord Songs    

Introducing harmony. chords, and instrumental skills on the keyboard. guitar and ukulele

Band Carousel    

Performing pop sings through a variety of instrumental skills

Band Carousel    

Performing pop songs through a variety of instrumental skills

 
Our KS4 Curriculum
KS4 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn 1 Solo Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Compositional skills in garageband

Game of Thrones bridging KS3 to GCSE project

Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Response to set brief composition

Killer Queen set work

Autumn 2 Solo Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Star Wars set work

Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Response to set brief composition

Samba Em Preludio

Spring 1 Solo Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Purcell set work

Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Response to set brief composition

Sonata No.8 'Pathetique' (Beethoven) and mock exam

Spring 2 Solo Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Afro Celt Sound System set work

All coursework to be completed and send to exam board    

Review set work and exam practice

Summer 1 Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Defying Gravity set work

Review set work and exam practice
Summer 2 Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons    

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Brandenburg Concerto No.5 set work

Examinations
 
Exam Specification

Please click here to view the exam specification.

 

Extra-curricular Activities

Monday

Music Practice

Tuesday

GCSE Music Composition

Wednesday

Choir

Keyboard Club

Thursday

Band Club

Friday

Music Practice

See the full enrichment timetable here.