“Where words fail, music speaks” – Hans Christian Andersen
Our vision is
- To provide broad, varied and challenging curriculum of opportunities through outstanding Key Stage 3 and GCSE teaching and learning
- To enrich students’ lives through a co-curriculum which offers a range of experiences and opportunities. In turn students will reap the benefits of musicianship which include increased academic and social development, creativity, professionalism, confidence, teamwork and emotional development.
Students develop their performance, composition and listening skills, as well as giving students the opportunity to reflect on both their own and other pupils’ work. This prepares students well for the challenge of GCSE Music and beyond.
In Year 7 the fundamental building blocks of music; tempo, dynamics, rhythm, pitch, timbre and texture are studied through a range of activities incorporating the strands and allowing students to form a personal and meaningful relationship with music. As pupils progress through KS3, knowledge of each of these areas is developed, increasing their understanding of the key terminology and musical language as well as developing their own oracy skills. As pupils reach the end of KS3 they will be well equipped with the knowledge, skills and terminology required for them to be successful should they wish to study Music at GCSE, and subsequently A Level. However, if they choose not to continue, they will still leave Rushey Mead Academy with a greater appreciation and understanding of wide range of musical genres and styles.
Mr A Piper – Curriculum Leader: Music [email protected]
Mr P. Bacon – Teacher of Music – Teaching KS3 and BTEC : [email protected]