Weavers Academy

Music

The Music programme at Weavers Academy is delivered in weekly 50 minute sessions by our dedicated music staff. Through music lessons the school aims to deliver all aspects of the national curriculum and personal skills such as:

  • Individual and communal music making
  • Self-discipline and creativity
  • Personal expression, reflection and emotional development
  • Developing of understanding of cultures both past and present
  • Develop the ability to listen to and appreciate a wide range of music.

 

Key Stage 3

During Year seven, eight and nine all students receive a weekly music lesson. Students currently follow the programme of study below:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

  • Bridging Unit
  • Learning about Rhythm
  • Learning about pitch
  • The orchestra
  • Pop music
  • Performing together through vocal work
  • Composing Together
  • Hooks and Riffs
  • Blues music
  • Reggae Music
  • Hip hop
  • Theme and Variation
  • Keyboard skills
  • Arrangement and popular song
  • Film Music
  • Minimalism
  • Dance music
  • Ground bass and the
  • Baroque Period
  • Keyboard extension

 

Key Stage 4

At key stage 4, students have the opportunity to select either traditional music or music technology.

The traditional music course currently follows the AQA syllabus that explores performing, composing and listening/appraising, covering a wide range of musical styles from past to present.

Assessment at GCSE Coursework: Controlled assessment: two compositions and two performances (60%) Examination: Listening exam based on set works (40%) 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

Music technology students can elect to study the NCFE level 2 certificate in Creative studies: Music technology. Students will study how to set up and operate a digital workstation as well as how to create a multi track recording. Students can also select DJ skills as well as dance production. This qualification can lead onto further Music technology studies at level 3.

 

 

Key Stage 5

At Keystage 5, Music is offered through the Btec Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary Diploma. Students will study one of the following compulsory units of work, depending on their BTEC pathway: Unit 23 – Music performance techniques, Unit 10 – DJ performance techniques, Unit 7 – Composing music, Unit 39 – The sound and music industry

 

All students will then complete 2 more units of work in their first year depending on their specialist focus. Performance units include: Unit 23 - Solo Performance Skills and Unit 40 - Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble. DJ units include: Unit 26 - Music Technology in Performance and Unit 32 - Sequencing Systems and Techniques. Composing units: include Unit 3 - Arranging Music and Unit 20 - Music and Sound for the Moving Image.
Three more units of work will be completed in the second year to complete the BTEC.
Duration2 years

 

Extra-Curricular

We endeavour to provide a range of musical activities for students to take part in, including:

  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Rock Band
  • Keyboard Club

 

Students are provided with a variety of opportunities to perform throughout the year, including the formal events of the Winter and Summer celebrations as well as acoustic events held termly. Students are also able to join in with Vocal workshops and performance which are again held throughout the year.

 

Peripatetic Lessons

Individual instrumental lessons are available to students, delivered by peripatetic teachers from the Northampton Music Service.

 

Monday

Miss L Evans

Woodwind

 

Mrs C Jones

 

Lower Strings

Tuesday

Mrs K Parsons

Upper Strings

 

Ms C Anderson

 

Keyboard/ Piano

Wednesday

Mr A Taylor

Voice

Friday

Mr B Turnbull

Brass

 

Mr J Calcott

Guitar

 

Mr B Burton

Percussion

 

Contact Us

More detailed contact information is available on the Contact Us page

  • Main Reception: 01933 222 830
 
 
Weavers Academy is operated by Creative Education Trust, which is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales no 7617529. Registered Office: 7 Sicilian Avenue, London, WC1A 2QR.
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