Welcome to the Music Department. We offer a range of qualifications that allow students to prepare for further education and the world of work. Please feel free to browse our page for further information. We offer OCR GCSE Music to KS4 students. The course offers a range of topics including Understanding music, Performing music and Composing music
Type of course: GCSE (OCR)
How is the course assessed?
An Exam paper worth 40% of GCSE marks with listening exercises and written questions using excerpts of music. A solo performance and an ensemble performance (30% of GCSE) A composition to a brief and a free composition (30% of GCSE) What topics/ units will you study? Understanding music Performing music Composing music
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need ?
Someone with an interest in Music. Having experience playing an instrument/singing is beneficial but not necessary. Extra rehearsal is a must and an ability to work well both practically and theoretically.
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
Music trips Theatre Trips School concerts and shows Working with professionals. Recording and editing What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future? A Level music, Level 3 music courses. Jobs in teaching, composing, working as a musician, songwriter, and a member of a band, producer and music engineer.
How will this course help you to get a job?
As well as learning music skills the GCSE also offers the opportunity to build your confidence, show your commitment by attending rehearsals and practising, becoming a team worker and having a creative approach to situations. Project based learning may also require you to work with professionals in the industry.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mr Asher or Mrs Brandariz-Jones.
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
Finlay Duck, "Music has given me the opportunity to gain new skills but also to work on new things. I really enjoy the lessons and working with other people."