Faculty: Creative & Technical
Subject Leader: Miss C Lyons
Staff and Responsibilities: Mrs L Roberts – Teacher of Music
Music at Trinity provides students with many opportunities to perform, create, produce and listen & analyse to music through lessons, extra-curricular clubs and the excellent facilities that we have available. We encourage students to be creative when and wherever they can, in an environment where they feel supported. The KS3 curriculum, KS4 and 5 courses and extra-curricular activities available are provided and tailored to the students’ needs and in every aspect are designed to encourage students to develop confidence and creativity.
Key Stage 3
Year 9 music is based around the 3 pillars of music; technical, constructive and expressive. This gives our students access to all areas of the music curriculum whether they are a performer, a composer or a producer. Over the year they will do this through the following genres of music; British Invasion, Samba, EDM, Hip Hop, Reggae and Music for Media.
KS4 – Btec Tech Award Level 2 in Music Practice
All students who choose this course must be able to play an instrument or sing. In preparation all students should be practising regularly in their own time and preferably be having lessons on their chosen instrument or voice.
|Component 1: Exploring Music Products and Styles
|Exploring techniques used in the creation of different musical products.
|Component 2: Music Skills Development
|Develop 2 musical disciplines (performing, creating or producing) through engagement of practical tasks
|Component 3: Responding to a Brie
|Given the opportunity to develop and present music in response to a given music brief.
KS5 – RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners –
All students that choose this course must have GCSE music grade 4 or above, RSL or BTEC Level 2 Merit or above.
Students are also required to be grade 4 standard or above on their chosen instrument or voice. It is helpful if students also have a basic knowledge of music theory or can read music.
We have an opportunity with our VIth Form students to tailor make the course to suit the needs of the students. They will cover a variety of areas in a vocational setting and develop skills in performance, leading music activities, music technology and preparation for a career in the music industry. (examples of units; Planning for a career in music, Music event management, Leading music-making activity, Rehearsal Skills and Live Music Performance)
Trinity Music Department are very proud of the opportunities given to students to allow their love of music to continue beyond the classroom. We have an annual Christmas Concert, Trinity Pyramid Concert and smaller showcases which are open to all students to audition. Every other year the Performing Arts come together for a house performing arts championship or the school production. Our most recent shows have been The Wiz!, Return to the Forbidden Planet and a Night at the Musicals.
Trinity Singers have performed outside of school at events such as the Upton Jazz Festival, The Voices and Visions Festival and Carol Singing at Redditch Alexandra Hospital.
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