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Lutterworth College

Music

The wide range of extracurricular activities allows for an extension of the warm atmosphere found within Lutterworth colleges Music department.

Jakob Painter, Year 13 student

KEY STAGE 3

Music at Key Stage 3 covers a broad range of skills. Students will create their own Radio show, where they will be exploring how to use the voice and microphones whilst also developing the technical knowledge required in order to record and edit their pieces. Students will be developing researching skills through researching key music practitioners and composers as well as working on collaborative abilities through group performances. Finally, students will be learning how to use editing and recording software with hands on sessions in our recording studio, composing their own music.

GCSE OPTIONS

Course Title: GCSE Music
Exam Board: Eduqas
Outcome: GCSE (Grades 9-1)
Course Contact: Mr Shilton

 

The course is aimed at dedicated musicians of all abilities and tastes.  The course is sufficiently flexible to cater for those wanting a career in music, as well as those students who want to expand their interest and knowledge of music as a hobby or leisure activity. 

Is this the right course for you?

  • You should be able to play one or more instruments to a competent standard e.g. Grade 2 or above, (Note if you play the drums you must also be competent in playing at least one other instrument as well). If you do not have a grading this does not matter – self taught instrumentalists and singers are fine, but we may ask you to send us a performance recording to check the level you’re working at 
  • You should have a good level of attainment in English, Maths and Science (if you have not yet taken graded music examinations)
  • You will understand some music theory and be able to read music or be willing to learn (this helps you with some elements of the course, but is something we can teach you!)
  • You will have an interest in a wide range of music types, e.g. from rock to classical, reggae to folk
  • You will enjoy making music both in a group and individually, and be willing to take part in some of the extra-curricular activities offered in the Faculty (Choir, Concert Band, String Group, Acapella Group, School Musical etc.)

 

What does the course involve?

You will work in groups and individually and you are able to specify your own choice of instrument(s) and to work with a variety of musical styles and genres from Baroque to Samba, Popular Song to Renaissance Vocal Music, and from Musicals to Folk Music.

What about coursework and exams?

  

 

Progression opportunities

 GCSE Music offers a solid foundation for a Level 3 Music course at Post 16 or any Level 3 Music based qualification.