Music

BTEC Music is very popular amongst the students and produces excellent results. The BTEC Music course is very hands on and, in one of the units, students organise the Christmas Concert where they plan and hold meetings, perform, design posters, programmes, tickets and merchandise. In 2016, the Music department experienced 100% A* - C results in the BTEC Music course, with 66% of our students achieving a Distinction grade.

Year 9 has now become a KS4 year group and, as such, the students will be following the first year of the Year 10 course so as to acclimatise to the assignment and assessment system. These grades will not officially count towards the final grade in Year 11, but it will benefit the students to see what they need to work towards. Year 9 will also be working on Grade 1 associated Exam Board theory to help them to be able to read, write and understand music.

In each of the Units there are 4 tasks and assessment criteria. The students are given a weekly instrumental lesson and work towards performing a portfolio of pieces and they keep a practice diary to show the progress and techniques that they have mastered along the way. Students continue working in ensembles and whole class performing. The course also suits the creative side in the composing and students compose short sections of Music, extend them and develop them into larger pieces using the 'Garage Band' suite.

The examination unit covers the music industry and students research about music organisations and understand how job roles in this industry work. There is something for everyone who takes this qualification and the course helps students to build confidence, self- esteem and teamworking skills.

Curriculum Content and Skills

Music Format Grids for BTEC 

Year/Term Name of Module/Unit
Year 9/10

Autumn 1

Unit 1 – The Music Industry – Learning Aim A 1 & 2
Unit 2 – Creating a Music Product – AC 1 & 2
Unit 4 – Music Composition – AC 1
Unit 5 – Music Performance – AC 1

Autumn 2

Unit 1 – The Music Industry – Learning Aim A 3 & B1
Unit 2 – Creating a Music Product – AC 1,2 & 3
Unit 4 – Music Composition – AC 2
Unit 5 – Music Performance – AC 1

Spring 1

Unit 1 – The Music Industry – Learning Aim B 2
Unit 2 – Creating a Music Product – AC 4 (now completed)
Unit 4 – Music Composition – AC 2 & 3
Unit 5 – Music Performance – AC 1

Spring 2

Unit 1 – The Music Industry – Learning Aim B3
Unit 4 – Music Composition – AC 3
Unit 5 – Music Performance – AC 1 & 2

Summer 1

Unit 4 – Music Composition – AC 3 & 4
Unit 5 – Music Performance – AC 1

Summer 2

Unit 4 – Music Composition – AC 4
Unit 5 – Music Performance – AC 1 & 3

Year 11

Autumn 1

Unit 1 – The Music Industry – Learning Aim B4
Unit 4 – Music Composition – remedial work for any assessment criteria
Unit 5 – Music performance – AC 1 & 4

Autumn 2

Unit 1 – The Music Industry – Learning Aim B5 (now completed)
Unit 2 – Creating a Music Product – AC 2 (with Year 10 towards Christmas Concert)
Unit 4 – Music Composition – (completion of any remedial work)
Unit 5 – Music Performance – AC 1,3 & 4

Spring 1

Unit 1 – The Music Industry – Learning Aim A & B - Revision
Unit 5 – Music Performance – AC 4 (now completed)

Spring 2

Revision and exam practice for Unit 1 – The Music Industry. Students learn the examination technique in all sections A, B & C by working on past papers and memory games.

Summer 1

Revision and examination practice for Unit 1 – The Music Industry. Students learn the examination technique in all sections A, B & C by working on past papers and memory games. Examination is in May.

Music Staff

Mr D Watkins Head of Performing Arts
Mr W. Carter Head of Department
Mr. I McIntyre Brass Teacher LEA
Mr. D. Storey Strings Teacher LEA
Miss B. Lewis Woodwind Teacher LEA
Mr. I. Sudworth Guitar Teacher
Mr. M. Howard Drum Kit Teacher
Mrs D Upton  Singing Teacher

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