Member of staff responsible: Mr S. Gibson
Why study Music?
Music is all around us. It influences our moods and emotions in many ways. It is a practical, engaging and diverse subject to study, and will leave you with practical musical skills. There are many career paths a music qualification can lead you into, making it a good choice for a hardworking, hands on student. BTEC music is an interesting course in its own right or may lead to further study at college and beyond.
You will study:
• Performing techniques as a soloist and as an ensemble player.
• Composing techniques of all sorts of different genres.
• How to read and write music plus analysing music you hear every day, and take its complexities and brilliance for granted. • The Music Industry and how to get involved in various job roles and careers.
You will learn the following skills:
Performing, composing, self-management and team skills and how to organise yourself and events planning.
Unit 1: The Music Industry - (Examination in Y11)
You will learn about different careers and job roles in the music industry
How to safeguard performers and performances
About the various ways you can get yourself work as a musician
Unit 2: Managing a Music Product - (Coursework)
You will design or create an event/product which you will then produce
Things could include a CD of your performances, a music Podcast, a school concert/talent show etc
You will work as a group, set targets, minute meetings and then reflect on your finished product
Unit 4: Composition - (Coursework)
You will be taught to and learn how to compose in various styles
You will learn to analyse music and a to compose for a target audience
You will eventually produce a full length track or your designing.
Unit 5: Performance - (Coursework)
You will practice your instrument/voice for various performances
You will be taught how to practice properly
You will be taught various technical skills on your instrument
You will perform to others/with others