|Mrs E Cassells||Cirriculum Leader of Music||Jazz, Brass and Voice|
|Miss L Eyre||Teacher of Music||Voice and Woodwind|
Curriculum – Units 1 & 2
At KS4 students are currently studying the BTEC Music Course. At the end of year 11 the outcomes are in the form of Pass, Merit, Distinction, and Distinction*.
The course can be tailored to each students’ needs 2 of the units being compulsory and 2 choices which will be decided by the member of staff ensuring it meets the needs of the musical skills that the students have.
Unit 1- The Music Industry 25% 1 hour exam.
The content of unit 1 will be taught throughout year 10 and the exam will be taken at the end of year 10. The content of Unit 1 covers jobs within the music industry, events and planning, health and safety and the structure of the music business.
Unit 2- Making a Music Product 25%
Students will work as a group in order to produce a product which they have planned and made such as a CD or a concert.
Other units – 2 x 25%
|Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Music|
|Unit||Core Units||Assessment Method||GHL|
|1||The Music Industry||External||30|
|2||Managing a Music Product||Internal||30|
|Optional Specialist Units|
|3||Introducing Live Sound||Internal||30|
|4||Introducing Music Composition||Internal||30|
|5||Introducing Music Performance||Internal||30|
|6||Introducing Music Recording||Internal||30|
|7||Introducing Music Sequencing||Internal||30|
Each unit studied is assessed and then the score is converted into points which add up to the overall score of the course.
In order to get a pass in a unit the learner must obtain a pass for every aspect of the unit. To obtain a merit in a unit the learner must obtain merits for all aspects of the unit and so on.
The course is not only a great at developing all musical skills, it is great to prepare the learners for work in the music industry or to lead onto a level 3 course at college.
Learners will be supported with free peripatetic instruments for an instrument of their choice and will be expected to keep a diary or rehearsals and skills developed.
Students are currently preparing for the Christmas show. Later in the year students will be rehearsing and preparing for the Annual Musical theatre production.