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Music (BTEC)

Music benefits pupils’ self-esteem, confidence, creativity and communication skills, St George’s pupils are actively engaged in developing the kinds of life skills that will enable them to become confident, expressive and creative citizens. You will learn about the music industry, roles and organisations within the industry; this includes careers such as a sound engineer, technician, backstage crew, journalist, talent scout or working for a union. You will create your own music product or concert; this will be presented to your target audience and real feedback will be offered. In addition to these skills you will learn about composition and will become a composer; you will also learn about performing and all the skills needed in order to create a performance to be proud of.  

Year 7 - Subject Information

In year 7, pupils will learn the Musical elements and how they combine to create a piece of music in any of its forms – songs, instrumental, ensemble, orchestral…They will have opportunities to apply their knowledge and understanding of the elements through their own compositions; pupils will learn to play the keyboard using standard notation.  This includes the scale of C major with right, left and then both hands.  They will be able to explore the different sounds and effects available via the keyboard and experiment with them. Through discussion and collaboration with their peers, pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of musical styles, and how the elements are used in song and instrumental pieces. There are also opportunities for pupils to register their interest in instrumental lessons, from one of our peripatetic tutors and these can be arranged following confirmation from parents.

Year 8 Subject Information

In Year 8 music lessons have a cross –curricular topic of Earth and Space (Science). Pupils develop their aural perception and understanding of different types of music which has been composed to represent, respond to or is inspired by space. They will identify key techniques, instrumentation, special effects which combine to create the overall effect. Pupils will investigate different eras in music and consider how and why the theme of space was inspirational during that time – from the 1800’s to the modern day. They will then use their knowledge and understanding of composers work and their learning from year 7 of standard notation, to compose their own song, implementing a range of techniques, technology and styles as appropriate. There is also opportunities for pupils to perform their work or have it performed for them; pupils can register their interest in instrumental lessons, from one of our peripatetic tutors, and these can be arranged following confirmation from parents.

Year 9 Subject Information

In year 9, cross-curricular links continue with the topic of Artists and their Inspiration. Pupils will develop a deeper understanding of the music they listen to, perform and its history. Investigating what inspires creativity in the arts, pupils can identify and use features of music expressively and with increasing skill to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of tonality, structure, styles, genres and traditions. They will have the opportunity to write their own song following a series of activities which applies and develops the required skills. There is opportunity for their work to be performed by themselves, another pupil or the teacher and feedback offered. This continues to build on their learning in years 7 and 8; it also offers an insight into the work required for BTEC Music from year 10.

Staff

Mrs T Castle - Lead Learner

Homework

Year 7 – New Subject poster

             Subject specific vocabulary

             Topic specific vocabulary

 

Year 8 - New Subject poster

             Subject specific vocabulary

             Research – related to topic of Earth and Space

 

Year 9 - New Subject poster

             Subject specific vocabulary

             Research – related to topic of Artists and their Inspiration

 

Year 11 – Linked to requirements for BTEC Music

Level 2 Subject Information

Job Opportunities

Studying music expands options and develops skills which can be employed in other industries and situations; self-confidence, motivation, self-control, personal management, listening skills…the list goes on!

Look at these examples of careers in the music industry – a BTEC in music could set you on the way to achieving your dream career. 

There are many different careers and jobs relating to Music – here are just a few…

An Archivist  

Director

Music Producer

Publicist

Artists Relations Manager 

Distribution Manager

Promoter

Publisher

Booking Agent

DJ

Merchandiser  

Radio Producer

Box Office Staff

Event Administrator

Music Web Designer

Roadie

Concerts Assistant

Event Manager

Orchestra Manager

Sound Engineer

Community Musician

Festival Manager

Photographer

Stylist

Composer

Instrument Maker

Presenter

Songwriter

Conductor 

Journalist

Press Agent

Talent Scout

Concert Director

Lighting Engineer

Project Musician

Teacher

Cruise Ship Musician 

Music Blogger

Professional Musician

Theatre / Venue Manager

Revision

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