The aim of the Music Department at Caister Academy is to make music:
• To develop a sensitive response to sound in general and a lifelong enjoyment of music of all kinds, both as a listener and a participant.
• To think about musical ideas.
• To use music as a creative stimulus.
• To develop pupils’ self-expression.
• To develop the capacity to understand and express ideas and feelings through the medium of sound.
• Singing and playing instruments together creates bonds
• To develop the ability to work constructively as a member of a group using skills of leadership, discussion, negotiation and the blending of different peoples’ ideas.
• To develop an awareness of musical heritage, traditions and developments in a variety of cultures and societies.
• Music provides many opportunities for pupils to get involved in the cultural life of the school, the wider community and society as a whole. In music each pupil can develop his or her ability to make a positive contribution to the cultural life of the school in a variety of ways, as performer, listener, organiser, music leader or in a supporting role. Being involved in the cultural life of a community provides opportunities to make a lifelong contribution to society.
• To help language development and literacy.
• To develop a feel for patterns and numeracy.
• To provide a vehicle for learning and to enhance other subjects e.g. language, history, art, drama, dance etc.
• Music helps pupils to understand the way their feelings work and to develop an insight into areas of experience, some of which cannot be verbalised easily.
• Develop an understanding and enjoyment of music.
• Provide opportunities for singing, playing instruments, performing, composing and listening.
• Offer a variety of musical experiences reflecting different times, places and cultures.
• Explore music through cross-curricular themes.
• Meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
The 2 year course develops skills for performance and consists of 3 units.
• Skills development in practical sessions.
• SWOT analysis identifying areas of development.
• Video diary of practise and performance.
• Risk assessment.
• Presentation/workshop showing understanding of practise skills and techniques.
External examined unit. 30hrs preparation and 30hrs of an exam consisting of research, planning, rehearsing and performing.
Plan a performance for a charity event. Present a portfolio of work demonstrating process and development. This will include a reflective log and video evidence.
Please select the link below to view the music curriculum timetable (in PDF format).