Students receive 1 lesson of Music per week in years 7 and 8 following a varied curriculum which enables them to explore and develop performance, composition, listening and appraising.
Each topic will last for half a term and students are assessed on their knowledge, skills and understanding of different musical concepts, genres and traditions. St John’s Music Department are passionate about making music accessible to all, for music to be inclusive.
The KS3 curriculum offers students the chance to experiment with sound, learn new instruments and broaden their theoretical knowledge of Music preparing them for GCSE study if they wish.
Year 7 Topics include Pop Music, Music and Film and in Year 8 Blues and Music in Advertising feature. All topics incorporate music theory alongside practical activity.
St John’s Music Department encourages practical activity in and outside of the classroom aiming to provide students with a wide experience of opportunities. Extra-Curricular activities include:
- Chamber Choir
- Pop Choir
- Brass and Woodwind group
- Ukelele Group
- Music Theory Clubs
- MADD – Music, Acting, Dance and Drama
- Upper Strings
The Edexcel GCSE in Music has a clear structure and is designed to allow candidates to study Music through the integration of performing, composing and listening with opportunities to use music technology. Course Requirement Successful candidates will
- Have regular instrumental / vocal tuition
- Practise regularly
- Be an active musician in school
Previous GCSE compositions
Dance In The Fire - Tom Flood: