Key Stage 3
Instruments of the modern orchestra.
Carnival of the animals.
Percussion instruments / rhythm composition.
Evelyn Glennie, her life and work.
Keyboard skills & basic notation reading.
Practical group performance & evaluation.
Singing Styles and choral music.
Notation, treble and bass. Stravinsky - "Rite of Spring".
World Music - Indian & African.
World Music - Caribbean & South American.
Scales and chord structures.
Music of "The Beatles" and song composition.
Music Technology and its applications.
Graphic scores and composition.
Dance music, types, genres, world traditions.
The Blues, basic history of slave trade.
Music for film, TV and other media.
Song writing, lyrics, melody accompaniment.
Key Stage 4
Edexcel GCSE Music
After school music lessons at PAS are designed to encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent satisfying and worthwhile course of study. This course enables students to understand and appreciate a range of different kinds of music, and helps to develop students' musical skills and interest, including the ability to make music individually and in groups.