Music

Within Create, it is our intention that over the course of our 5 year curriculum, we want students to be secure in the core skills of team work, communication, co-operation and empathy. We aim to inspire our students to become reflective and creative individuals who have the confidence to explore and question the world around them and build a love of creativity.

Everything we use in life has been designed by someone with an artistic eye, by people who are risk takers, experimenters who are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.

Our aim is to develop curious, confident young people who learn through doing, who are introduced to a vibrant range of activities and cultural experiences covering a broad spectrum of styles and genres. 

We wish for our students to have an awareness of the ways in which their creativity can be used professionally, laying the foundations for a career. 

In Year 7 students study:

Elements of Music

Haunted house composition

Percussion and understanding rhythmn

Minimalistic composition (blues and ragtime)

In Year 8 students study:

Riffs and hooks

World music

Film and TV music

Computer and video game music

Song writing

In Year 9 students study:

Introducing live sound

Introducing composition

Introducing music sequencing and the use of software in composition

In Year 10 students follow the Pearson BTEC First Award in Music. Topics covered are:

The music industry

Managing a music project

Musical performance

In Year 10 students follow the Pearson BTEC First Award in Music. Topics covered are:

Music performance - developing, managing and evaluating performances

Composition - producing your own music