Students at Three Rivers Academy study Music once a week for an hour at Key Stage Three. Throughout Key Stage Three Music is studied under the broad headings of performance, composition and listening and analysing. Students will learn to perform on a variety of instruments including keyboards and ukuleles. Singing is also widely used throughout the whole curriculum. Students will learn to perform as a soloist and in groups. They will learn to compose in groups using acoustic instruments such as ukuleles and music technology such as Garageband.
GCSE Music is an option in Year Ten, giving students the opportunity to listen and analyse in more detail. The examining board is Edexcel and the topics have a wide range of appeal. Classical music, vocal music, music for stage and screen and fusion music [two styles in one]. Students who take music will be willing to perform in front of a class and to work together in groups to create performances.
As well as the school curriculum we have providers that offer individual and small group lessons to students on various instruments. Students or parents can contact the music staff at any point to be put in touch with the relevant people. The music department is fully involved in three large scale performances a year and students will be encouraged to take part in this throughout the year. All students that wish to take part can and those that want a solo part will be encouraged to audition. Please see Mrs Neale for any further details.