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Year 10 and 11 Music

At KS4 students begin study of a BTEC industry based learning course where they learn about organisations, job roles and experiences within the Music Industry.
There are 4, main areas of study;

UNIT 1 is a theory based industry practice aspect of learning where students learn about various aspects of working in the Music Industry. They study professional organisations, agencies and job roles within the sector of Music. The UNIT  is graded with an externally verified exam worth 25% of the overall course.

UNIT 2 is a coursework based unit where students create a musical product in the form of a compilation album. They create a set list of musical repertoire and visit a professional recording studio to record their material and release a compilation album. Student then take ownership of the promotion of this work by creating advertising material and experience learning around how a musical product is created, marketed and evaluated independently.

UNIT 4 is a composition unit where students Music Technology to discover new ways to create and develop their own musical ideas. This takes the form of 4 original ideas, an extension of ideas using various compositional techniques and a final piece of composed music.

UNIT 5 is all about live musical performance. Students become specialists on a chosen instrument and rehearse specific skills, techniques and repertoire to further develop their skills as a musician. Students will then take part in various live performance opportunities throughout the year including assembly performance, celebration events and end of term showcase activities.