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SUBJECT OVERVIEW

Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way students feel, think and act.  Music forms part of an individual’s identity and positive interaction with music can develop students’ competence as learners and increase their self-esteem.  Music brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development.
 
The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop individual performance skills, both vocal and instrumental, including the use of music technology, develop listening and aural perception skills in practical activities, including composing and performing, and develop creative and compositional skills, including song writing, arranging and improvising.  We aim to offer students the chance to work with a range of musicians and watch and listen to live musical performances, to extend their musical learning.

SCHEMES OF WORK

KEY STAGE 3

Students study a range of topics at KS3, from Blues to Samba to Rap.  The study of music includes regular performance activities, listening to and discussing a range of live and recorded music from different times and cultures, and a range of classical and popular traditions and current trends in music that reflect cultural diversity and a global dimension.  Students will also use music technologies to create, manipulate and refine sounds.

KEY STAGE 4

Students follow the AQA GCSE Music course which comprises of 4 units; Listening to and Appraising Music, Composing and Appraising Music, Performing Music, and Composing Music.  The units cover 5 areas of study; Rhythm & Metre, Harmony & Tonality, Texture & Melody, Timbre & Dynamics and Structure & Form, and are explored through 3 strands of learning; The Western Classical Tradition, Popular Music of the 20th & 21st centuries, and World Music.
 
Students may also opt to study BTEC Level 2 Music/Music Technology.

KEY STAGE 5

Students follow AQA A Level Music / Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Music.

STAFF

Mr D. McNamee - Head of Department
Mrs V. Hambleton

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 The Academy of St Nicholas

51 Horrocks Avenue
Liverpool
L19 5NY
Tel: 0151 230 2570
Email: info@theacademyofstnicholas.org.uk

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