Mrs L Elliott (Head of Department)
Strings –Mr A McCubbin
Woodwind & Brass – Miss L Skelton
Singing & Piano – Mrs N Hyndman
Guitar – Mr D Hamill
Drums – Mr D Whiteside
“Music can change the world because it can change people"
Bono - U2
The Music course follows the curriculum which includes Listening, Performing & Composing.
The Music Department hosts a variety of musical groups.
There is a Christmas Concert or School Production each year.
At KS3 Music level, all pupils receive three double periods over a two-week period.
Year 8: Rhythm & Pulse Keyboard skills - Carnival of the Animals - What Makes a Good Song?
Year 9: Blues - Rock n Roll - Traditional Music - Indian Music
Year 10: History of Music, Medieval to present day
The examination board used is CCEA.
There are three elements to the course:
Composing, Performing & Listening
Component 1: Performing and Appraising External examination assessed by a visiting examiner Students present one solo and one ensemble performance. (30%) Students discuss and evaluate performances with the visiting examiner. (5%)
Component 2: Composing Controlled assessment Students create two compositions. One is in response to a pre-release stimulus and one is free choice. Teachers mark the tasks, and CCEA moderate the results. (30%)
Component 3: Listening and Appraising External written examination 1 hour 30 minutes Students answer questions based on familiar and unfamiliar music relating to the Areas of Study. (35% )
CCEA GCE in Mathematics At AS/A level pupils study the CCEA course and will sit the following examinations:
Performing Externally assessed by visiting examiner Solo performance Viva voce 32.5% of AS 13% of A level
Composing Internally assessed, externally moderated A: Composition Task or B: Composition with Technology Task
Written commentary 32.5% of AS 13% of A level