Music is such a big part of many cultures. At Starbank, we introduce many different cultures and historical periods through the music composed and performed.
Many skills are gained by studying music at a young age that are invaluable to a child’s development into adulthood. Not only are social skills developed but others too:
- Creative Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Responsibility & Dependability
- Collaboration & Working Effectively with Others
- Time Management
Students use a range of instruments and a range of computer software to both perform and compose music.
By studying music at Starbank, students are prepared for their future whether or not they join the industry.
Why study Music?
The Department for Education says ‘quality music education helps improve concentration, behaviour, numeracy and language.’ It is a universal language understood by people of every culture. We believe that every student should experience the joy of musical discovery.
Studying Music allows pupils to express themselves in a positive, creative manner and gives them the opportunity to explore different music styles from different cultures/ time periods. Schemes of work are planned to enable pupils to explore their creativity through composing, appraising and performing.
Pupils are encouraged to build their self-confidence through sharing their work during lessons and through wider opportunities such as assemblies.
How would I learn?
Pupils have the opportunity to learn many new things in music. Year 7 and 8 will be able to learn different techniques on how to perform on a piano and how to compose with them.
We have a top of the range iMac suite with programs that allow pupils to compose and record their own music.
To get ahead in music, there are many extra-curricular clubs for pupils to join and many private music lessons to engage with. Pupils can learn Singing, Violin, Woodwind, Brass, Guitar, DJing, Piano, Drums and Dhol.
Music Curriculum Map
Key Subject Facts
- Exam 40% 40%
- Non-Exam Assessment 60% 60%
1 appraisal paper
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Recommended Revision Guides:
My Revision Notes: OCR GCSE (9-1) PE 2nd Edition