POST 16 MUSIC PROVISION
There are currently two classes of post 16 music provision:
Year 12 – split into two separate classes, and year13.
Year 12 – Song Writing using iPads
In this session pupils are introduced to Garage Band app, with the intention of using frequently used chords on one instrumental timbre to form and shape structures widely used in successful or even iconic songs.
Pupils listen to songs from several different genres of pop/rock music and are given the chord structures to a section of that particular song.
In the second session pupils refresh what was achieved in session 1 and learn how to refine and edit their composition/arrangement before recording it and saving to the ipad.
Pupils are encouraged to be as original as possible and not to plaguarise their work.
In this final short session, pupils are taught how to use iTunes to record and save their work and to burn to disc.
They are encouraged to have the confidence to play their finished product to the rest of the class.
Year 13: Using Self-Expression in Music
In this course pupils are encouraged to find their own strengths and confidence through creating their own class composition, drawn from own life experiences, their emotions as individuals and as a class, and their
Pupils listen to a wide range of music from every genre, appraising in writing and commenting verbally on their thoughts.
Pupils refresh activities from last term, particularly the practical elements concerning their own recreations.
They then begin to link together each individual pupil contribution, creating, eventually, a whole class composition.
Pupils revisit their preferred original choice music from
Term 1, reappraising where appropriate, and refining their recreations, before performing again in front of peers.
Each composition is then linked together once more in an order chosen by the class.
The music is then performed and recorded in front of an audience (peers/staff etc).