Across the Key Stage 3 Music Curriculum, students develop their composition, performance, listening and appraisal and evaluation skills. Music at EMC is all about building up pupils confidence to develop their creativity and performance technique.
In Year 7, students are taught to learn about the basic elements of music. Pupils work in groups to create a Samba Band and perform a piece of music as well as composing their own, demonstrating creativity and leadership within their learning. They also learn how to play the keyboard and work independently to develop their sense of fluency and timing. Students are also exposed to World Music and study Gamelan Music from Indonesia. Pupils are also able to learn about music of today when creating their own Club Dance Track and developing their use of Music Technology.
In Year 8, develop their group working skill when learning a variety of style of music. Pupils work in groups to learn to play the Ukulele and sing popular tracks. They are then able to put this into practise when creating Reggae Bands and performing in vocal groups throughout the Year. Students once again are able to develop their Music Technology skills when learning a piece of music from the Baroque Era and bringing it up to date in the 21st Century.
In Year 9 students study more complex features of composing and ensemble work. Students use Garageband to compose their own music to a Film trailer. They are encouraged to develop their creativity with rhythm and melody when composing their own work. Pupils then complete their final group topic when they work as a Band. Students work on keyboards, guitars and drums to create their own Rock/Pop Band and perform popular tracks. Finally, students get the opportunity to compose their own piece of music and become a Songwriter.