Listen to an interview with Mr Kirby and our fabulous school Samba band on local radio!
Emphasis is placed on practical music making and composing. Opportunities for playing and composing for a range of instruments is encouraged from Drums, Keyboards and Guitars. Topics covered relate to the schools ‘Opening Minds’ curriculum in Year 7 and 8, so Media, Music from other Cultures, Arranging and Blues are just some of the areas covered.
Year 9 sees an emphasis on more popular music including different eras of pop and Dance.
Pupil are able to study GCSE Performing Arts as a single or dual award subject.
Unit1: Skills Development; Unit 3: Working To A Commission
Pupils develop their individual performance, design or technical skills whilst working effectively within a team.
Unit 2: Showcase Performance; Unit 4: Final Performance
Pupils work towards presenting a showcase and Final Performance to demonstrate the skills they have learnt and developed in units 1 and 3.
Pupils entered for signal award GCSE will study units 1 and 2, those entered for dual award GCSE will, in addition study units 3 and 4.
Title: Performing Arts
From September it is hoped to be able to offer individual and group tuition on a range of instruments. Please contact music department for more information.
From September all students are invited to join the extra-curricular Samba Band.
From academic year 2014 students will be able to opt to study a GCSE in Performing Arts offering in addition to music, drama, dance, theatre studies and technical aspects of the performing arts.