"What's not to like about Music? Music not only develops skills as a musician but also as a person. How many subjects offer you the opportunity to learn different pieces/skills whilst working with peers in a disciplined manner? Everyone can be a musician in the music room, it may not mean you become famous but you'll have had fun whilst learning, working hard whilst having fun.  There is no such thing as "I can't" because you know something? With enough effort & hard work you will soon see that you certainly can!"

Subject Area:



Head of Subject:

Miss Thomas

Yr 11 Course Title

GCSE Music

KS4 Exam Board and Course Number

AQA Music GCSE 4270

Coursework and Exam Percentages

Unit 1 Listening & Appraising 1 hour written   exam 20%

Unit 2 Composing & Appraising Music   Externally Assessed 20% 20 hours of supervised time. Candidates have to   compose a piece within a strand set by the exam board

Unit 3 Performing Music Controlled Assessment 40%.   Candidates have to perform a solo & a group performance piece

Unit 4 Composing Music Controlled Assessment 20%.   Candidates have 25 hours of supervised time to compose a piece of their own   choice.


KS4 Course Details:

Very brief

The course develops skills in the key areas of   Music; Composing, Performing & Listening.

KS4 Number of lessons per week:

3 lessons a week including an instrumental lesson provided free of charge by the Academy

Activities in Music

  • All Students are more than welcome to visit music any lunchtime or after school to practise pieces of their own choice.
  • Orchestra Monday 2.40 – 3.30pm
  • Singing Group Tuesday 1.00pm
  • Guitar and keyboard group Wednesday 1:00pm
  • Thursday 2.40 – 3.30pm JWA Steel Pans in MAPAS
  • Intervention is on a 1:1 basis with KS4 students. The students will be asked to attend by Miss Thomas.

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