Music at Nendrum College
Time allocation per week at KS3: 1hour 10mins
Key stage 3
All students study music at Key Stage 3 as follows:
Performing singing, keyboard, tuned, untuned percussion.
Composing in a variety of musical styles using resources such as acoustic and percussion instruments, and the Apple Mac computer/keyboard lab.
Listening and Understanding to a wide range of music. Styles include Blues, Gamelan, Dance, Film and Folk.
Pupils are assessed during and at the end of each unit of work, using different methods.
Key Stage 4
The music GCSE course is 70% practical coursework and 30% listening exam. Students perform solo and ensemble pieces and create two compositions. The listening exam covers a range of musical styles. We currently follow the CCEA specification.
The college has successful Studio Orchestra that performs at various occasions in and out of school. We perform pop standards from the 1950's onwards, including Motown and Soul.
There are also various singing groups that meet regularly and take part in concerts and assemblies.
Free instrumental lessons are given to pupils wishing to start an instrument at the beginning of year 8 and many continue lessons throughout their school career.