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Key Stage 3

KS3 Topics:

Year 7 - Night & Day, Rhythm & Pulse, Form & Structure, Dance Music, Instruments of the Orchestra & Voiceworks.

Year 8 - African Music, Offbeat, Variations, Jazz Improvisation, Indian Music and Music & Space.

Year 9 -  Musicals, Minimalism, Film Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Samba & Popular Song.

How many lessons per fortnight? 2

ILT information:

Independent Learning Tasks are launched during lesson time and take the form of a theme-based, performance project. After the initial explanation and demonstration of the project, all students are given a project deadline.  Students can choose to work individually or in small groups to complete the performance project.


Each project lasts approximately 6 weeks. Each student performs either individually or in a group and feedback is given...WWW and EBI.

Out of classroom opportunities:

SWAD - Choir - Wednesday Lunchtime
Jazz Band - Any instrumentalists welcome - Monday Lunchtime
DM Radio - Recording of 20/30 minute podcasts during lunchtimes - Any Lunchtime
Ukulele Club - Friday Lunchtime
Music Theory Club - Drop in any day for assistance
Soirees - These take place on the last Monday of every term
School Production - Auditions for this take place in September and the show is performed over 3 nights in March
Achievement Evening Performances These take place at Achievement Evening in July
Christmas Concert Performances These take place on the last day of our Autumn Term


Key Stage 4

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Our department seeks to engage all students, inspiring and encouraging them to develop a love of Music.  The philosophy of the department is to aim to develop a child’s self-confidence and personal expression. The music department recognises that music is for all, regardless of gender, race, or ability. We aim to build success into every lesson and extend curricular opportunities for every student.

The value of a musical experience is multifaceted. It offers enjoyment and recreation; emotional satisfaction; and opportunities for individual and group activities; therefore, promoting creativity and expression.

Music involvement should be immediate and for everyone, therefore this will lead, naturally,  to the development of musical imagination. Our department sees students as musical inventors, composers, and improvisers. We as teachers move from the role of a director to a facilitator, who stimulates students thoughts and imagination and advise rather than show and tell. 

Music education is more than just having experienced or about acquiring a repertoire of skills, it is about developing insightfulness, understanding and quality of mind.


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