Shenfield High School

Music

 

 

Music

Introduction to the Music Department

The Music Department enjoys a high profile in the school. We have an extensive extra-curricular programme throughout the week that contributes to a large number of concerts and performances throughout the year.

At the centre of the department is an engaging classroom curriculum which enables students to develop their performance and composition skills on a number of instruments including piano, guitar and ukulele.

The department have two well-resourced classrooms. The first is a traditional music room with 17 keyboards and 32 ukuleles. The second is a music technology suite with all the latest recording and editing equipment. We also have 32 acoustic guitars, African drums, steel pans and four practise rooms available.

The schemes of work provide a diverse, interactive and practical pathway through a number of musical styles.

 

TERM

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn 1

 

 

 

 

Baseline Assessment

Reggae

Pop Culture

GCSE - Baseline Assessment & Skills Development

Btec - Unit 1: Music Industry

Unit 3: Live Sound

GCSE – AoS2: My Music

Perf & Comp C/W

Creative Task Skills

 

Film Music

Composition

Performance

Music Extended Certificate –

Unit 30: Pop Music in Practice

Unit 40: Working & Developing as a Music Ensemble

Autumn 2

 

 

 

 

What Makes a Good Song?

Blues into Jazz

Hip Hop

GCSE – AoS2: The Concerto Through Time Performance

Composition

Btec – Unit 1: Music Industry

Unit 3: Live Sound

GCSE – AoS 3: Shared Music

Perf & Comp C/W

Creative Task Mocks

 

Fusions

Composition

Performance

Music Extended Certificate –

Unit 30: Pop Music in Practice

Unit 40: Working & Developing as a Music Ensemble

Spring 1

 

 

 

 

Latin Beats

 

Going Solo

The Guitar

GCSE – AoS4: Film Music

Performance

Composition

Btec - Unit 1: Music Industry

Unit 3: Live Sound

Unit 7: Music Sequencing

 

GCSE – AoS 3: Dance Music

Perf & Comp C/W

Creative Task Mocks

Instrumental Music

Composition

Performance

Music Extended Certificate –

Unit 30: Pop Music in Practice

Unit 22: Music Performance Session Styles

Unit 40: Working & Developing as a Music Ensemble

Spring 2

 

 

 

 

Folk Music

Film Music

Remixes

GCSE – AoS3: Rhythms of the World

Performance

Composition

Btec - Unit 1: Music Industry

Unit 7: Music Sequencing

 

GCSE – AoS4: Descriptive Music

Perf & Comp C/W

Creative Task Exam

Vocal Music

Composition

Performance

Music Extended Certificate –

Unit 30: Pop Music in Practice

Unit 22: Music Performance Session Styles

Unit 40: Working & Developing as a Music Ensemble

Summer 1

 

 

 

 

Impressionism

Film Music

TV Music

GCSE – AoS5: Conventions of Pop

Performance

Composition

Btec - Unit 1: Music Industry

Unit 7: Music Sequencing

 

 

Popular Music & Jazz

Composition

Performance

Music Extended Certificate –

Unit 30: Pop Music in Practice

Unit 22: Music Performance Session Styles

Unit 40: Working & Developing as a Music Ensemble

Summer 2

 

 

 

 

Ukulele

Solo Keyboard Skills

TV Music

GCSE – Finalise Coursework & Complete Area of Study

Performance

Composition

Btec - Unit 1: Music Industry

Unit 7: Music Sequencing

GCSE – Revision

Perf & Comp C/W

 

New Directions

Composition

Performance

Music Extended Certificate –

Unit 30: Pop Music in Practice

Unit 40: Working & Developing as a Music Ensemble

 

Key Stage 4

GCSE Syllabus: OCR GCSE            

Edexcel BTEC Music Technology         

Key Stage 5

GCE Syllabus: 2015 & 2016 OCR (2017 Edexcel) Music

Edexcel BTEC Music Performance and BTEC Music Technology

 

Extra-Curricular

The extra-curricular programme is one of the most extensive and wide ranging in the Brentwood area. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for every student in the school to develop their musical ability. We have clubs for complete beginners all the way to more advanced instrumental groups. The clubs take place during morning registration, lunchtime and after school.

Extra-Curricular Timetable

We like to reward our students for working hard throughout the year by taking them on a music tour. We have performed in Barcelona, Cologne  & Paris over the years giving students a well-earned rest but also providing further performance opportunities.

 

Music Clubs Timetable

At Shenfield High School the music department continues to develop new strategies and follow student trends in order to provide the most engaging learning environment we can.

Why not come along to one of our concerts to see for yourself?

Useful Links

BBC GCSE Bitesize Music - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/

Follow us on twitter @shsXart for all the latest music department news.

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