Music

Staffing

Mrs D Johnson (Head of Music)
Mrs E Martin
Mrs H Browne
Miss G McCutcheon (clarinet)
Miss D Morrison (voice and piano)
Mrs J Bingham (brass)
Mrs H Watson (woodwind)
Mrs A Millar (cello and piano)
Mrs A McAleer (piano and aurals)
Mrs J Ashmore (upper strings)
Mr D Llewllyn (guitar)
Mrs L Lynch (percussion and theory)
Miss J Meneely (piano)
Mr D Howell (clarinet and saxophone)
Mr R Douglas (flute)
Mrs R Smith (recorder)

Subject Overview

Music is a living subject and we aim to make it as practical an experience as possible. Right from the start the girls perform and compose using classroom instruments and keyboards. The diversity of the subject allows every pupil to be involved at every level.

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” ~  Ludwig von Beethoven.

Key Stage 3

All pupils in KS3 study music for 2 periods every week. Within each lesson the girls experience the three components of music: listening, composing and performing. They play a wide range of classroom instruments and do an ICT task using garageband in years 9 and 10.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 3 Specification 

Key Stage 4

In GCSE music the girls will have opportunity to compose and record their own pieces as their controlled assessment, perform for a visiting assessor. They also study many diverse musical styles and cultures.

They do this by studying particular works in detail, ranging from the Baroque era, through the Classical and Romantic eras and finally modern music. The works are divided into Repeated Patterns, Irish Music, Incidental Music and Vocal Music modules.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 4 Specification

Key Stage 5

Like GCSE, there are three aspects to KS5 music: composing, performing and listening and appraising. The pupils will compose and record a piece of music, perform for a visiting assessor and study musical form through specific works.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 5 Specification

Career Opportunities

The subject is essential for musicians and is helpful for careers in media studies, teaching, speech therapy, occupational therapy, library work and journalism.

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