Music

Welcome to the Music Department!

At St Hilda’s CE High School we have a wide range of extracurricular music with something offered every day. We have an open door policy allowing pupils to practice their instruments or classroom music topics at break/lunch/afterschool.

Chamber Choir
Lower School Choir
Band
Drumming Group
Guitar Club
6th Form Voices
As well as instrumental and vocal lessons

 Chamber Choir and The Tones Roses Collaboration.

Lower School Choir Performing on the steps one lunch time.

Years 7-9

During key stage 3 we like to take pupils on a musical journey and prepare them for GCSE Music and further study. The bold print below shows areas that we study again at GCSE but skills from other topics are transferable. All pupils have the opportunity to join an extracurricular activity and learn an instrument/have vocal lessons. We aim to make lessons as fun and interactive as possible learning through doing and making music. Pupils will learn how to read both treble and bass clef and will perform/compose music on a weekly basis.

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 7

Introduction to Music The Orchestra

 

Programme Music

World Music Chinese Music

Popular Music

Year 8

Ternary Composition Beethoven and the Romantic Period

 

Film Music – Harry Potter and James Bond TV Themes

The Beatles

Popular Music Fusions

Year 9

The Blues Music for Games

 

Popular Music Culture A History from 1960- Present Day

Music for Stage and Screen

The Music Video

Edexcel GCSE

The Edexcel GCSE qualification will inspire the next generation of students in forming personal and meaningful relationships with music through the development of musical knowledge, understanding and skills.

Students will be encouraged to engage critically and creatively with a wide range of music, develop an understanding of the place of music in different cultures and contexts, and reflect on how music is used in the expression of personal and collective identities.

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 10Composition Performance Instrumental Music Vocal Music

Composition Performance

Vocal Music Fusions

Composition Performance

Music For Stage and Screen

Year 11

Composition Performance

Instrumental Music Fusions Music for Stage and Screen

 

Composition Performance

Revision of all areas.

 

Detailed specification is available at https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Music/2016/teaching-and-learning-materials/overview-guide-to-edexcel-gcse-music.pdf

Text books used: Music Student Book, Pearson

 

A Level Music

AQA states that by ‘developing and applying the musical knowledge, understanding and skills set out in our specification can ensure students form a personal and meaningful relationship with music. They will be encouraged to engage critically and creatively with a wide range of music and musical contexts, and reflect on how music is used in the expression of personal and collective identities.’

The specification allows students to develop particular strengths and interests, encourage lifelong learning and provide access to higher education and university degree courses in music and music-related subjects as well as music-related and other careers.

The Subject content is divided into three components:

  • Appraising music
  • Performance
  • Composition.
 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 12

Performance

Composition

Baroque Solo Concerto – Bach and Vivaldi Popular Music

Performance Composition

Baroque Solo Concerto – Purcell The Operas of Mozart Popular Music

Performance Composition

Baroque Solo Concerto – all

Romantic Piano Music – Chopin Popular Music

Year 13

Performance

Composition

Baroque Solo Concerto – Bach and Vivaldi Musical Theatre

Romantic Piano Music – Grieg

 

Performance

Composition

Baroque Solo Concerto – Purcell Musical Theatre

Romantic Piano Music – Brahms

The Operas of Mozart

Revision of all topics

Exams taken

Coursework recorded

Detailed specification is available at http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/music/as-and-a-level/music-7272/subject-content/appraising-music

Textbooks used: Rhinegold Study Guide AS and A level Music