Subject Head: Jonathan Driver
During their first three years at Farmor’s all students will study Music for two periods per fortnight. Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Students are engaged and inspired to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
Students perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. Students learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence. Students understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Elements of Music
Pulse and Rhythm
Pitch and Melody
Form and Structure
Riffs and Textures
Rhythm and Words
Tom and Jerry
My Music Project
Specification: EdExcel 2MU01
The course has three main elements
What should students expect to do during the course?
The course presents a wide range of opportunities to students. These include: -
There are four areas of study covered, each containing two set works:
Within each area of study you will:
Music is an interesting and wide-ranging subject but it is demanding. It requires academic rigour and will challenge you. Students should note that good skills on an instrument or voice are essential to follow the course successfully.
Coursework: Performing and Composing 60%
Examination: Listening 40%
We run successful A-Level courses in Music and Music Technology.