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Aims and Philosophy.

Music is a both a performing and creative subject and gives the students an opportunity to develop these skills through Performing, Composing and Appraising. Music aims to support their personal and social development through working with others and foster their musical sensitivity, creativity and aural perceptions through the acquisition of knowledge, understanding and skills and the exercise of the imagination. Music will aid in the promotion of their cultural development, involvement in and enjoyment of music as performers, composers and appraisers through experiencing a wide range of music.

To achieve this they will be required to improve their technical control and appropriate expression by performing a solo part or piece and perform in an ensemble. To be able to create and organise musical ideas, using musical elements and resources appropriately to produce completed compositions and be capable of differentiating distinctions within musical elements, to identify a range of styles and traditions and to discuss their own music and that of others.

Curriculum.

At Key Stage 3 students follow a course of study that introduces them to vital skills in Music. Pupils cover all aspects of the National Curriculum through 6 themes in each year based on Performing, Composing and Appraising. Every year group studies a different topic within each theme building on the knowledge, understanding and skills they have previously learned. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop their IT skills by composing using Sibelius and Sona software. It is an interesting and challenging programme of study and aims to instil a deeper appreciation of the world around us.

At Key Stage 4 students continue to develop the skills taught at KS3. There is more focus put on the use of IT and performance using Appraising as a tool to learn the different styles associated with each period.

At Key Stage 5 students will now be expected to produce substantial performances and compositions that will prepare them for their further Education either at University or at work.

Department Staff

Samantha Hughes – Head of Department

Sarah Rapi

 

KS3 – Years 7, 8 and 9

KS4 – Years 10 and 11

KS5 – Years 12 and 13

November 2019
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October 28, 2019 October 29, 2019 October 30, 2019 October 31, 2019 November 1, 2019 November 2, 2019 November 3, 2019
November 4, 2019

Category: General.: Autumn 2 House Competition - Health and Wellbeing

.: Autumn 2 House Competition - Health and Wellbeing
November 5, 2019 November 6, 2019 November 7, 2019

Category: General.: Year 10/11 Drama Trip "One man, Two Guv'nors"

.: Year 10/11 Drama Trip "One man, Two Guv'nors"

Category: General.: Year 13 Geography Fieldwork

.: Year 13 Geography Fieldwork
November 8, 2019

Category: General.: Year 11 Progress Reports to Parents

.: Year 11 Progress Reports to Parents
November 9, 2019 November 10, 2019
November 11, 2019

Category: General.: House Council Meetings

.: House Council Meetings

Category: General.: Pembrokeshire Historical Buildings Trust Awards Day

.: Pembrokeshire Historical Buildings Trust Awards Day

Category: General.: Shakespeare Performance at The Merlin Theatre

.: Shakespeare Performance at The Merlin Theatre

Category: General.: Year 12 Geography Fieldwork

.: Year 12 Geography Fieldwork
November 12, 2019 November 13, 2019 November 14, 2019 November 15, 2019

Category: General.: Year 9 Progress Reports to Parents

.: Year 9 Progress Reports to Parents
November 16, 2019 November 17, 2019
November 18, 2019

Category: General.: VI Form Parents' Evening 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

.: VI Form Parents' Evening 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Category: General.: Year 11 Drama Devised Examination Week

.: Year 11 Drama Devised Examination Week
November 19, 2019

Category: General.: Science Club visit to Cardiff

.: Science Club visit to Cardiff

Category: General.: U14's Hockey Tournament

.: U14's Hockey Tournament
November 20, 2019 November 21, 2019

Category: General.: Urdd Netball Tournament

.: Urdd Netball Tournament

Category: General.: Year 11 Geography Fieldwork written examination

.: Year 11 Geography Fieldwork written examination
November 22, 2019

Category: General.: Inset Day #3

.: Inset Day #3

Category: General.: Year 8 Progress Report to Parents

.: Year 8 Progress Report to Parents
November 23, 2019 November 24, 2019
November 25, 2019

Category: General.: School Council Meetings

.: School Council Meetings
November 26, 2019 November 27, 2019

Category: General.: Year 11 Examination Workshop

.: Year 11 Examination Workshop
November 28, 2019

Category: General.: Urdd Netball Tournament

.: Urdd Netball Tournament

Category: General.: Year 11 Geography Fieldwork Written Examination

.: Year 11 Geography Fieldwork Written Examination
November 29, 2019

Category: General.: Year 10 Progress Reports to Parents

.: Year 10 Progress Reports to Parents
November 30, 2019 December 1, 2019