Aims of the curriculum

  • To further develop the students’ own musical interests and skills.
  • To explore the use of music technology in music making.
  • Develop broader life-skills including critical and creative thinking.
  • To gain a further insight and understanding into the Music Industry. 

 Curriculum overview:

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Music

Year 10

Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance – students develop their performance skills on their chosen instrument/voice.

Unit 7: Introducing Music Sequencing – students use music technology to create, sequence, process and master their own compositions and arrangements.

Year 11

Unit 2: Managing A Music Product – students form a production company to plan, promote and perform in their own concert.

Unit 1: The Music Industry is an external assessment studied for across the two year course with opportunities to take the exam in January and May every year. 

How can you help your child?

Instrumental tuition is available to students studying Music and we would encourage students to take advantage of this service. Parents should be willing to oversee regular practise sessions and attendance to instrumental lessons as well as allowing the opportunity for students to practise and rehearse at home where possible. 

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