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Meet the team
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Mrs. Murphy-Scott

Team Leader

  Mr. Filer


Key Stage 3

Learning Aims (Detailed assessment framework)

  • Listening and analysis
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Reading music


Key Stage 4

Examination Board : Edexcel Logo 


Assessment Requirements:

Coursework and Performance 75%
External Exam 25%


Course Outline:

This course is a performance course and pupils will be expected to PERFORM. Suitable for all performers with good prior performance experience wishing to gain specific performance skills as a soloist, within bands or singing on stage. It is recommended that pupils achieve well in KS3 Music as this course follows on from the National Curriculum. It is also suitable for pupils with an interest in Music Technology.
The course is set out over four units and pupils will learn specific skills for performance, reviewing progress in performance and auditioning for future career progressions in the Performing Arts Industry.
Units covered are:

  • Introducing Music Composition
  • The Music Industry Exam (Externally assessed)
  • Managing a Music Project
  • Introducing Music Performance



Home learning will be set to include a range of reading and or writing tasks, research study for coursework preparation, development or improvement. You will be required to commit to a structured rehearsal routine individually and with your group, and practice at least once a week in the Music Department.

Career Opportunities:
Pupils who achieve well on the course can expect to progress to Level 3 Performing Arts courses, leading to Higher Education, or launch their performing/industry careers. Opportunities for career potential from a Performing Arts background is extensive due to the skills that are developed including, teamwork, creative thinking, and self-management; not to mention the confidence that is developed from performing in front of peers. Many pupils who study Performing Arts go on to a range of careers including, performance roles, teaching, presenting, coaching and other many other professions as the skills developed are necessary for the world of work today.


Extra-Curricular Activities relevant to this subject

The Performing Arts department offers Community Choir, Annual productions, Music lessons, and Masterclasses. Performance opportunities, and events with external music artists, and for those interested in Music, pupils can take part each week to enhance practical performance skills. Pupils are also able to take advantage of the various practice rooms available to work on their own individual rehearsal.