Teacher: Mrs Irvine
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:
The specification has three components:
Component 1 involves students performing solo and ensemble pieces for an external examiner at the end of Y12. For Component 2, students create two compositions - one is a free composition while the other is set to a brief provided at the beginning of Y12. Both compositions are internally marked. Component 3 is an external listening exam lasting 1h30 based on the Areas of Study.
As pupils have lessons on guitar (acoustic and electric), drums, piano ukulele and singing they are encouraged to perform in groups/bands and again they perform regularly at school events. Some pupils have also performed their own compositions. All of the extra curricular activities in music aim to help pupils to develop their musical skills as well as building confidence and self esteem. Making music with others is a very rewarding experience and as many pupils as possible are encouraged to take part!