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Park High School

Park High School

Music

 Welcome to the Music Department

"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."  - Albert Einstein

(Acting)Head of Department:

Mrs Pearn

e-mail: ppearn2.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Head of Department:

Mrs Harris

e-mail: l.harris@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Members of the Department:

Mrs Harris

Mrs Pearn

Mrs Jones

Richard Smeethe        

Maria Mazzarini         

Catherine Underhill   

Andy Potts

Katie Harris

Ken Wood

Sipora Ewanje

Emily Mitchell           

Nelda Kazum

Phillip Davis

Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Music forms part of an individual’s identity and positive interaction with music can develop pupils’ competence as learners and increase their self-esteem. Music brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, music helps pupils understand themselves, relate to others and develop their cultural understanding, forging important links between home, school and the wider world. Music education encourages active involvement in different forms of music-making, both individual and communal, helping to develop a sense of group identity and togetherness. Music can influence pupils’ development in and out of school by fostering personal development and maturity, creating a sense of achievement and self-worth, and increasing pupils’ ability to work with others in a group context.

Music learning develops pupils’ critical skills: their ability to listen, to appreciate a wide variety of music, and to make judgements about musical quality. It also increases self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.

Key Stage 3:

Year 7 

Autumn Spring Summer

Vocal sounds that express your personality.

BBC Music – Ten Pieces. ‘Get Creative with Classical Music’

Ukulele School

Garage Band.

The Underground Project

Rap

 

Year 8 

Autumn Spring Summer

Garage Band

Film Music

Podcast Project

Junk Band

X Factor

World Music

 

KS3 Assessment:
Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis by each department. It may be an isolated piece of work, a project, research or an alternative task which challenges the students to solidify their knowledge and / or extend it.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Key Stage 4

Year 9 

Autumn Spring Summer

Art Award Taster Lessons

An Introduction to Composition

World Music

The History of Music/Performance studies

Arts Award Hero/Heroines

Examination Preparation

 

Year 10 

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

GCSE Music

60% of the assessment is through coursework which consists of two compositions and two performances, one solo and one an ensemble. One composition and the solo performance should be completed by the end of the summer term in Year 10.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course worth 40%. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 11 

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

GCSE Music

60% of the assessment is through coursework which consists of two compositions and two performances, one solo and one an ensemble. One composition and the solo performance should be completed by the end of the summer term in Year 10.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course worth 40%. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Music Technology

100% of the assessment is through coursework. There is a final portfolio submission at the end of the course in 2017.

Examination Board :

Edexcel

Pearson

NCFE

Course Specification:

Edexcel (1MU0)      GCSE Music

NCFE Music Technology

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Music

Useful Websites:

www.edexcel.org.uk                    

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

www.ncfe.org.uk

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/music-2016.html

Useful Reading Material:

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music Student Book by Jonny Martin, John Arkell

New GCSE Music Edexcel Complete Revision & Practice (with Audio CD) - for the Grade 9-1 Course. Paperback

Grade 1 Theory in Practice ABRSM

Edexcel GCSE Music Revision Guide (Syllabus 2016 onwards) Rhinegold

Additional information:

To be confirmed

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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