Music

The Music department at TMWS is one of the busiest departments in school with many activities for students to participate in, we have a state of the art facility with one main teaching room with seating for up to 80 students, interactive white boards, 18 keyboards, 18 Computer systems with the very latest version of Sibelius, Digital recording studio, Three practice suites, and many hundreds of instruments including percussion, guitar, ukulele, keyboards, brass, woodwind and strings.  We also have a dedicated percussion studio which is behind our main school stage.  Our performance space is equipped with a 10K PA System and digital control LED lighting.

KS3 Information:

Music is taught in form groups 1 hour per week throughout year 7 & 8.  Students are exposed to a wide variety of musical experiences which take them to areas of the world, and music which they would probably not normally study.

Topics:

Year 7: Basic Musical Notation, Chords, Recording using Audacity, Form & Structure, Musical Cliches, Sea Shanties, Ukuleles, Theme and Variations, The Samba.

Year 8:  Musical Cycles, Soundscapes, Hooks and Riffs, Jazz, Awkward Time Signatures, Music and Film, Song Writing Project.

We also use some elements from the BBC 10 Pieces Secondary to enhance these topics.

 

New GCSE: Exam Board Eduqas Music

Performance: Must perform at least two pieces
Solo performance: this must be of at least one minute in duration, and may comprise one or more piece.
Ensemble performance: this must be of at least one minute in duration,and may comprise one or more pieces
Performances must be completed in the academic year the student completes the qualification.
Minimum total performing time (both performances combined) is 4 minutes.
Total performances under 4 minutes will be awarded 0 marks.

Composition: Must compose at least two pieces.
One piece must respond to an awarding body set brief.
One piece must be free composition.
Minimum total composition time (both pieces combined) is 3 minutes.
Total performances under 3 minutes will be awarded 0 marks.

Set Works:

Mozart, Third Movement from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Rainbow, Since You Been Gone.

Extra Curricular Activites:

We have numerous extracurricular activities including a vast array of visiting peripatetic teachers.  Choir, Bands, and smaller ensembles.

Useful Links:

http://musictheory.net

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/music/gcse/

Next steps

You can choose to study music at college and university.  You can then go into numerous roles including music teacher, music therapist or follow a career as a professional musician or rockstar!