Staff, Teaching & Learning
- Miss H Jackson
Music is a highly vibrant and creative department, led by Hayley Jackson, who is also a professional musician. At Key Stage 3 pupils are immersed into practical and engaging schemes of learning that develop their performance and theoretical practice, whilst encouraging transferable skills such as communication, leadership and confidence. At Key Stage 4, pupils can study GCSE and / or BTEC Music where they have the opportunity to further develop through composing, performing and appraising a range of genres of Music as well as learning about the Music Industry. The department also contributes hugely to the wider curriculum through the School Shows, Christmas Concerts, alongside opportunities for pupils to see external Music events and travel as part of the Choir Tour, which will be visiting Paris this year.
In KS3, we aim to present pupils with the building blocks of music to enable them to develop their performance, composition and listening skills further. We cover a range of topics building skills in Pitch and Rhythm through World Music, Keyboard Skills and Popular Music.
Schemes of work include:
• African Drumming
• Music for Stage and Screen
Music is a practical subject and so lessons are practically based. We believe that musical concepts and theory should be introduced through practical application. Through the study of such a wide range of topics, we aim to engage all students regardless of their background or musical taste.
We offer the students to study BTEC First Music Award or Edexcel GCSE Music, with allow all students to develop the skills learnt at KS3 whilst applying the work to the Music Industry.
We run a number of extra-curricular clubs including
• Keyboard Club
• Guitar Club
• Musical Theatre Club
• Modulo (Orchestras for All)
Salford Music Service offer peripatetic lessons in school. Please contact Miss Jackson or MAPAS for further information.
If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Jackson on firstname.lastname@example.org