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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Music

In Year 9, students will improve their keyboard skills, focussing on using two handed rhythmical chord patterns. They will participate in a range of group performances, learning how to work effectively with other students. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic skills on a range of musical band instruments from the drums and bass to the guitar and vocals. There will be opportunities to listen to and develop understanding of a range of musical genres. Using the new music computer suite, students will compose music for media and experiment with a range of musical instruments and sounds.

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In Years 10 and 11, students can choose to study either GCSE Music (OCR) or BTEC first certificate in music (Edexcel). The GCSE course is 60% coursework, including performances and compositions and 40% is examined in the form of a composition exercise and listening exam on a wide range of musical styles. The BTEC course offers a more vocational approach to music with units on careers in music; how to progress in the music business; using musical computer systems and group performances. The BTEC consists of 100% coursework and is examined throughout the two years within the units set.

In the Sixth Form, students can choose between A Level Music or A Level Music Technology (Edexcel). In both cases there is a listening paper (40%) and coursework elements. Music students are expected to compose complex pieces of music for performance within school; perform in recital and analyse in depth music set works. Music Technology students are expected to sequence popular music and synthesise appropriate sounds; multi-track record well known songs; arrange and develop music; compose original music using the computers and learn about the history of popular music and the technology behind it.

Staff

Mr B Bottone - Subject Leader for Music

Mr J Capello

Mr J Price

Contact Us

Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
Bedfordshire,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462