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Parkside School

Music

Music

The Music department is lively and well-resourced , students can take part in a variety of extra-curricular groups as well as frequent concert and performance opportunities.

Currently, around 70 students receive peripatetic music lessons in School from our large team of specialist instrumental and vocal staff.

The principal aim of the department is to develop every student’s enjoyment and appreciation of music and to ensure that the musical potential of every child is fulfilled.

All classroom courses are practically based and emphasize enjoyment and participation.

 Mrs Stone

Head of Faculty

 Mrs Skipsey

Music Subject Lead

 

 

Curriculum Plans

parkside music curriculum plan 2023.pdf

 

Year 7, 8 & 9

What are we studying?

 

See curriculum plan above.

How are we assessed?

Classwork and is assessed throughout the units of work.  Students will be given skills and knowledge expectations linked to the work.

Work is assessed formatively with then time to go back and improve work where it will be assessed summatively.

What can parents do to help?

  • Provide opportunities for music at home, access to a keyboard would be really helpful.
  • Encourage participation in extra-curricular music clubs or uptake of instrumental lessons in school.
  • Encourage musical listening at home. Particularly around the genre we are studying.

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

DEGREE COURSES.

  • composition
  • digital music
  • live events production
  • popular music performance
  • media and communication (music industries)
  • music business
  • music journalism
  • music management
  • music production
  • music technology
  • musical theatre
  • song writing
  • sound engineering
  • sound technology
  • stage management

CAREERS

 

Year 10 & 11

What are we studying?

 

See curriculum plan above.

How are we assessed?

Unit work is assessed at the end of each brief. (Usually termly).

At the end of each PPE (practice unit) they will be given detailed feedback with what went well and how to improve.

What can parents do to help?

Ensure students are practising at home.

Ensure they have access to instrumental /vocal lessons.

There are strict deadlines for completion in BTEC. Keep an eye that these deadlines are adhered to.

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

 DEGREE COURSES.

  • composition
  • digital music
  • live events production
  • popular music performance
  • media and communication (music industries)
  • music business
  • music journalism
  • music management
  • music production
  • music technology
  • musical theatre
  • song writing
  • sound engineering
  • sound technology
  • stage management

 CAREERS

 

  

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