Music

Student Perspective of Music delivered at The King John School.

“You get to enjoy yourself and express your feelings in loads of different ways”

“Inspires children to take on new things and try things out of their comfort zone”

We teach Music to

  • To develop musical theoretical skills in order to inform compositional and performance skills and techniques
  • To learn how to read a range of notation, such as standard western notation, rhythm grids and guitar tab to apply them to performance and composition
  • To be able to not only develop as independent learners to gain accuracy in their stylistic compositional features and note reading skills, but to also develop communication, leadership and listening skills in order to successfully work as an ensemble
  • To create their own material through knowledge learned in performance and composition;
  • To evaluate their progress through self and peer assessment to aid target setting and realisation of how progress can be made
  • To develop key skills that prove learner’s aptitude in music, such as responding to a musical brief using musical skills and techniques
  • Learn the effective ways of working in the music industry, such as the development of musical ideas in composition and production, as well as using skills and techniques for rehearsal and performance to respond to the music industry brief
  • Considering the attitudes that are considered most important in the music industry, using personal management and communication
  • Gaining knowledge that underpin the effective use of skills, processes and attitudes in the sector, such as musical skills and styles
  • To evaluate their progress through self and peer assessment to aid target setting and realisation of how progress can be made with regards to how effective use of time can be managed to produce work to the best of their ability
  • To explore music products and styles by researching a variety of genres and understanding how music developed from Ancient Greece to the present day. This includes recognising and applying and creating appropriate stylistic features and characteristics to these genres and eras