September 19, 2018

Music

“Music is a world within itself; it’s a language we all understand.”
Stevie Wonder

AIMS AND ETHOS

In Music, we encourage students to work independently to improve performance skills, whilst also developing the ability to work as part of a team. Learners will develop self – discipline, self – confidence and evaluation skills. We seek to provide a range of challenging and stimulating opportunities for students who want to further their musical knowledge and support them with an inclusive environment where they are safe to experiment with creative ideas. Instrumental lessons are offered on a range of instruments including Piano, Guitar and Voice.

We have two productions a year, DSTC’s Got Talent, organised by the Year 10 BTEC group as part of their coursework and a Festive Concert.

Key Stage 3

All learners will perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. In Years 7, 8 & 9, learners will cover six topics a year as shown below. They will be encouraged to create and compose music on their own and in groups and will have the opportunity to develop the use of technology when playing and composing.

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Key stage 4

BTEC Music Level 2
At Key Stage 4 we offer BTEC Music Level 2 which is equivalent to one GCSE. This course offers learners the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the various music products,
  • Develop valuable skills and techniques in music creation, performance and production,
  • Explore potential careers in the industry.

As BTEC Music is a practical introduction to life and work in the music industry, learners can explore the sector while developing skills, including teamwork, leadership and communication. Over the two years of the course, learners will:

  • Explore different styles and genres of music.
  • Take part in practical workshops to understand the music creation process.
  • Learn about the different roles within the music industry.
  • Investigate relationships between different areas of the music industry

Finally, all learners will work together to manage a musical product, the end of year production, DSTC’s Got Talent. Learners will, as a group, run all aspects of the project including auditioning contestants, promotion, programming and all technical aspects of the final show.