Mrs R. Holding, Assistant Learning Zone Leader Expressive Arts [Music]
Miss E. Swords, Teacher of Music
Music is taught to all pupils in Year 7-9.
In KS4 Music is an Option Subject.
GCSE Music is a lot of fun, but also one of the most challenging GCSEs you can choose to do.
You will need to be self-motivated, able to use your initiative and work as part of a team. The skills you will develop during this course will help you beyond school in your working life – even if you never use music again!
SPECIAL POINTS TO CONSIDER
You will need to be interested in Music, and you will need to be able to play an instrument or sing to a reasonable standard, so if you don’t already play – now would be a good time to start!
Highfield is working with Blackpool Music Service who are able to offer Keyboard/Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, and Drum Kit lessons in school.
Although we cannot currently offer DJ and beatboxing/MCing lessons, these are accepted as “instruments” for performance, we hope to have the facilities in place soon to offer these options.
You will be expected to participate in either a vocal or instrumental ensemble in school. If you are not prepared to learn and develop your performance skills, then Music GCSE is not for you.
Music GCSE will give you the opportunity to perform and compose music in your favourite style, and for your instrument. You will also be listening to and composing music of a wide variety of styles from around the world, so you will need an open mind!
WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO:
Due to the skills you will develop, Music GCSE is an excellent option to choose and will prepare you for the challenges of future academic and/or career choices in a wider range than just purely musical.
Even if you know you don’t want to take music further as a career choice, it is a good subject to have as one of your qualifications.