· Announcement ·

SUMMER BREAK

School will close for the summer break at 1.00pm on Friday 16th July 2021.

GCSE Results – Year 11 pupils, results will be available from 10.00am onwards on Thursday 12th August 2021.  Year 10 pupils, from 11.00am onwards.  These will be sent to pupils via their school email accounts.

If you have any questions please email exams@oakwood.ac  

We wish you all the very best and hope you enjoy the summer break.

 

Music

Music Learning Journey

Course Outline ‐ What will I learn?

Performing
Pupils learn to interpret and communicate the music accurately and thoughtfully. Pupils must submit two performances:

  • One ensemble and one solo piece OR two ensemble pieces.
  • Both performances must be recorded in Year 11

Composing
Pupils learn to create and develop musical ideas effectively by controlling and demonstrating understanding of musical elements. Pupils must submit two compositions:

  • One free choice composed in Year 10
  • One from a choice of exam board set briefs in year 11

Appraising
Pupils learn how to listen to music and identify musical elements explaining how they are used. Pupils must complete:

  • one exam at the end of Year 11 (1hr 15min)
  • eight questions in total (two on each areas of study)
  • exam will include set works and unfamiliar music.

What parents need to know

Pupils taking GCSE music have access to instrument lessons paid for by school.

How will it be assessed?

Performing ­ 30% of the total marks – Coursework
Composing ­ 30% of the total marks – Coursework
Appraising ­ 40% of the total marks – Exam

For more information

Please contact:m.hudson@oakwood.ac

Potential further study and careers

Music therapist, music producer, Performer, DJ, music teacher, conductor, tour manager, composer, recording engineer, Accompanist, Arranger, Engineer, Backing singer, copyist, ethnomusicologist, instrument repair etc…..

Ex pupils’ experiences

“I really enjoyed taking GCSE music, it allowed me to be creative and explore new types of music.”

“Taking GCSE music gave me so many opportunities and it allowed me to continue studying music at college and university.”

Ex‐pupil Eleanor Beever

“GCSE Music is a stimulating course that will allow you to develop into a well­ rounded musician if you are willing to put in the effort and time.”

“GCSE Music was the start of my journey to becoming a music teacher.”

Ex‐pupil Joe Marriott

“Music is an interesng subject, however at the beginning it has proven to be very difficult. Although, over time our amazing teacher has helped us improve massively, giving us support when we need it.”

Current pupil

Why study Music?

  • Learn how to develop self­ discipline through practise
  • Learn how to work as a member of a team
  • Develop coordination skills
  • Develop confidence
  • Develop creativity, inventiveness and the ability to use initiative

Knowledge/skills needed

Year 7 and year 8 music gives you the basic information and skills you need to study
music. Being able to play or have an interest in playing a musical instrument is important:

  • A willingness to use and learn about music technologies
  • Self ­discipline
  • Determination and resilience
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