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, ukuleles and African Drums. 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 instrumental pieces and songs in pairs and small groups in groups and they will also learn to compose using 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 Eduqas and the topics have a wide range of appeal. They include Classical music, film music and popular music. Students who study GCSE music are usually some of the leads in the school shows and enjoy performing with others inside the classroom and in our many extra-curricular activities.
As well as the school curriculum we have providers that offer individual and small group lessons to students on various instruments and in a pop band setting. 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.
For more information please contact Mrs Neale Head of Department via email at email@example.com