Music

Staff List and HOD Names

Mr C Quinn (HOD)

Miss S McConville

Aims of Department

1. To ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to take part in active music making, both in curricular and extra-curricular time.

2. To deliver a music course in years 8 - 10 which adheres to Curriculum guidelines.

3. To assess all aspects of the course in a way which both encourages the pupils and builds up a body of evidence that allows staff to report on progression.

4. To encourage specialist and non-specialist alike to continue their studies towards examinations in years 12 and 14.

5. To offer as wide a range of extra-curricular activities as time and resources allow and to encourage all pupils to take advantage of this provision.

6. To provide equal opportunities to all in the selection of pupils for instrumental tuition.

7. To encourage pupils to take a lead in school productions, religious services and other liturgical occasions.

Outline of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

KEY STAGE 3

 

At Key stage 3 pupils are given the opportunity to study the following:

 

Year 8

 

  1. Project 1 -  Building Bricks (Elements of Music)

  2. Project 2 – Hooks and Riffs

  3. Project 3 – Time Keeping

 

Year 9

 

  1. Project 1 – Blues Music

  2. Project 2 – Medieval Music

  3. Project 3 – World Music

 

Year 10

 

  1. Project 1 – Computer Music Software/Hardware Induction

  2. Project 2 – Music in Advertisements

  3. Project 3 -  Music in Film

 

KEY STAGE 4

At Key stage 4 pupils develop a range of Music Technology skills by successfully completing the following qualification:

 

OCNNI Certificate in Creative Arts and Digital Technologies

 

Units studied include:

 

  1. Unit 1 – Capturing and Editing Audio Sequences

  2. Unit 2 – Multi-Track Recording

  3. Unit 3 – Studio Mixing

 

https://www.ocnni.org.uk/media/3322/specification-ocn-ni-l2-award-cert-in-creative-arts-digital-technologies.pdf

 

KEY STAGE 5

 

At Key stage 5 pupils develop a full range of Music and Music Technology skills by successfully completing the following qualification:

 

OCNNI Diploma in Creative Arts and Digital Technologies

 

Units studied include:

 

  1. Unit 1 – Capturing and Editing Audio Sequences

  2. Unit 2 – Multi-Track Recording

  3. Unit 3 – Studio Mixing

  4. Unit 4 – Musical Ensemble Skills

  5. Unit 5 – Using Social Media to Market and Promote Events, Products & Services

  6. Unit 6 – Developing Websites

  7. Unit 7 - Live Sound Engineering

Career Opportunities

The creative and digital technologies sectors are recognised as growth areas within the economy. They employ almost three million people, contribute more than £80 billion a year to the economy, and without them there would be nothing to watch on TV. In fact, there would be little to see, do, read or listen to anywhere, because without these sectors nothing would be printed, recorded, broadcast or uploaded. The world would be a pretty dull place.

The OCNNI Creative Arts and Digital Technologies qualifications have been designed to meet emerging skills requirements in these sectors. The qualifications offer a wide range of options mirroring the careers and occupations available within these sectors. The content covered throughout each course reflect the skills and knowledge required to undertake activities that fall under the creative arts and digital technology sectors including:

  1. the use of technology within creative arts

  2. working within the creative industries

  3. creative skills and techniques

 

Both courses allow for progression to further learning in creative arts and digital technologies or related areas and/or into employment.

Career opportunities can be grouped into:

  • advertising and marketing

  • architecture

  • crafts

  • design

  • fashion

  • film, TV, video, radio and photography

  • IT, software and computer services

  • publishing

  • museums, galleries and libraries

music, performing and visual arts.​

Areas of design include:

  • exhibition

  • games

  • graphic

  • industrial

  • interior

  • landscape

  • product

  • textiles

  • theatre

Additional Information

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