Miss C Hewitt – Teacher in Charge of Music/Director of Vocational Studies - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss S McShea – Teacher of Music - email@example.com
Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a Music curriculum based on the DfE Programme of Study that aims for all pupils to:
(Adapted from: www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-music-programmes-of-study)
Pupils have the opportunity to play a range of musical instruments, sing, compose music through technology and develop a deeper understanding of the music they perform.
Pupils may select to study the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Music in Years 10 and 11. The course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and develops specific knowledge and skills learners need to work successfully in the music industry. The Award offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of music through performance, composition, music technology and an exploration of the music industry.
The course is designed to be adaptable to learner needs, interests and career aspirations and consists of two core units plus a choice of two optional specialist units from a range of specialist areas (totalling 120 guided learning hours):
Most of the units in the Award are internally assessed, meaning that the assignments are devised and marked by the teachers. Assessment takes place through a range of activities such as performances, compositions, presentations and written work. Unit 1, The Music Industry, is the only unit that is externally assessed and consists of a paper-based exam, lasting one hour, marked by Edexcel.
In Years 12 and 13 we currently offer the Edexcel BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performing). This qualification covers a variety of practical music making skills as well as the opportunities to study music through the ages and genres. It gives an understanding of employment opportunities available to musicians, so that learners can progress into a specific area of work or higher education.
The course is designed to be adaptable to learner needs, interests and career aspirations and consists of one mandatory unit plus a choice of one specialist unit and four optional units from a range of specialist areas (totalling 60 credits and 360 guided learning hours).
This qualification is made up of one mandatory (compulsory) unit. This is:
Learners must then complete at least one of two specialist units. These are:
Learners may then select from optional units to provide for a total of 60 credits. Some of these optional units are:
The Subsidiary Diploma uses a combination of assessment styles – both practical and written – that allow pupils to showcase their learning and skills to best effect. The course covers musicianship, composing, rehearsal, repertoire development, music technology and music business awareness, and is taught through practical workshops, theory lessons, tutorials and solo and ensemble rehearsal sessions. The Subsidiary Diploma is assessed through internal assessments, set and marked by the teachers.
We have a number of peripatetic instrumental teachers who can offer tuition on the following:
Bass Guitar, All Brass Instruments, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Flute, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Singing, Violin.
If your child would like to learn an instrument, please contact MLessons@archbishops.kent.sch.uk for an application form.
The Archbishop's School Choir
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Rehearsals every Monday and Friday lunch time.
1:25pm - 1:55pm
The Archbishop's School Orchestra
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Rehearsals every Thursday lunch time.
1:25pm - 1:55pm