"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
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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.
Vocal sounds that express your personality.
BBC Music – Ten Pieces. ‘Get Creative with Classical Music’
The Underground Project
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.
Art Award Taster Lessons
An Introduction to Composition
The History of Music/Performance studies
Arts Award Hero/Heroines
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.
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.
100% of the assessment is through coursework. There is a final portfolio submission at the end of the course in 2017.
Edexcel (1MU0) GCSE Music
NCFE Music Technology
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
To be confirmed
Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL
Mr Emlyn Lumley
0208 952 2803