Music Overview


Head of Faculty: Mrs B. Newbold

A central theme in our ongoing growth as a school is our relationship with our community, both locally and globally. The composition of this faculty reflects these ambitions bringing Music, Physical Education and Computer Science together, all of whom are at the forefront of our relationship with the world outside our tight-knit community. We work closely with the British Council to develop links with schools in other countries. These enrich our curriculum and that of our partner schools, broaden the future horizons of our students and provide life changing opportunities.

Our current menu includes Music performances to public audiences at local music festivals and events on a very regular basis, Geography fieldwork in Iceland, Art curriculum projects with our partners in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine and we are currently planning an exchange visit with our partners in central China. Whilst this work is in its infancy it will be at the heart of our school’s future development as part of an international learning community.

The subjects occupy around one fifth of the lower school curriculum. The Faculty offers a range of subjects for qualification at 16, which include GCSEs in Computer Science, Music and Physical Education alongside BTECs in Business, Dance and Creative iMedia. At Advanced Level the offer is focused around preparation for future working life within the business sector and creative industries, with Advanced Level Business and Music and Advanced BTECs in Creative iMedia and Music Technology.

  • Year 7 Music Overview

    Listening, Performing and Composing are regular activities in the Bewdley Musical Curriculum for Year 7 musicians.

    Students will have to opportunity to develop skills on a range of classroom instruments including: keyboard, ukulele, guitar, bass, drums and tuned percussion. In addition to this, students will actively be encouraged to bring their own instruments and develop confidence in using their voices.

    A wide range of contrasting topics is taught over the year, ranging from traditional keyboard pieces to developing musical technology skills.

  • Year 8 Music Overview

    Listening, Performing and Composing remain regular activities in the Bewdley Musical Curriculum for Year 8 musicians.

    Students will have to opportunity to develop skills on a range of classroom instruments including: keyboard, ukulele, guitar, bass, drums and tuned percussion. In addition to this, students will actively be encouraged to bring their own instruments and develop confidence in using their voices.

    A wide range of contrasting topics is taught over the year ranging from traditional keyboard pieces to developing musical technology skills.

  • Year 9 Music Overview

    Currently being updated

  • Year 10 & 11 Music Overview

    Eduqas GCSE Music
    Coursework: 60%
    Listening Exam: 40%

    Coursework requirements:

    Performing:

    Two performances minimum.
    At least 1 minute of ensemble work.
    4 minutes’ minimum in total.
    Failure to meet the time requirement will result in a score of 0.

    Grade 3 is “standard” level.
    Music performed above this (accurately) will be awarded higher a level of difficulty mark (up to 3).
    Music performed below this difficulty, may have marks deducted (up to 4).

    Students will explore four Areas of Study:
    AOS1: Form and Devices
    AOS2: Music for Ensemble
    AOS3: Music for Film
    AOS4: Popular Music

    Composing:

    Two compositions
    1: Set to Eduqas brief (released September in the year of examination).
    2: Free composition brief.

    Compositions should total a minimum of 3 minutes. Failure to meet the time requirement will result in a score of 0.

    GCSE Music Students will be introduced to – and study – two contrasting set works.
    They will be encouraged to take part in a range of
    performing opportunities including:
    Rush Hour Recitals, School Concerts, Hop Fest and St. George’s Hall.
    Students will develop knowledge of key terms and understanding, extend their theoretical and analysis skills.
    Students will begin the compositional process, producing short structured pieces in response to set briefs.

  • Year 12 & 13 Music Technology Overview

    Music Technology course can be varied to suit you. We are very experienced in teaching Edexcel A-level, but we have recently been given accreditation to teach RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, which is worth 1.5 A-levels.

    Currently we are teaching Edexcel A-Level Music Technology, and the course is outlined below.

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