Music

       

 KS4 - Level 2 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners-Rockschool

Autumn

Unit 229 - Music Rehearsal Skills – Pupils will set personal goals for the rehearsal process, choose repertoire to perform and identify methods to refine their instrumental/vocal skills.

 

Unit 209 - Listening to music – Pupils will be broadening their musical tastes by listening to and analysing music from different genres.

Spring

Unit 229 - Music Rehearsal Skills – Pupils will undertake the rehearsal process to refine repertoire for a 15 minute performance.

Unit 209 – Listening to Music – Pupils will be learning to analyse music effectively; identifying structures; using correct terminology to describe different music; defining genres.

Unit 230 – Live Music Performance – This is a task based external assessment that is set and marked by Rockschool, but takes place within the school, with a set number of supervised hours. Pupils will need to work together to prepare and perform at a specified event. 

Summer

Unit 229 - Music Rehearsal Skills – Following a dress rehearsal/performance of their repertoire, pupils will then evaluate the performance and the rehearsal process as a whole.

Unit 209 – Listening to Music - Pupils will be given two different music recordings and will need to assess their emotional response to each. They will then compare their response with those of two other peers, looking at how

 

different factors have influenced each response

 How is the course assessed

Internal Assessment – Coursework and video evidence - This will take place in school and will be marked by the teacher.

Internal Assessment – Coursework - This will take place in school and will be marked by the teacher.

External Assessment – Coursework and video evidence - This will take place in school but will be marked by Rockschool.

 

How can you support your child at home

It would be extremely beneficial for your child to have their chosen instrument available at home to refine their skills. Unfortunately the school does not have the resources to supply each pupil with an instrument so that they are able to practise at home. Most instruments can be sourced as cheap as £20 - £50 online and can be found even cheaper second hand.

Another valuable item for your child is a pair of over ear headphones. These are essential for practising instruments and using music technology to record any compositions they create (iPads, iMacs, Mixing Desks).

For further advice on purchasing an instrument/pair of over ear headphones to aid your child’s learning, please contact Mr Sullivan on Class Dojo or via email (sullivanb@jamesbrindley.bham.sch.uk)