Music is accessible to everyone throughout their lives. It can make you happy or sad, invite you to dance or calm your weary mind. At Key Stage 3 students learn to identify and appreciate a variety of musical genres by listening, writing and playing different instruments and equipment.
Chulmleigh Community College is very proud of its School Orchestra, which performs concerns for parents and friends at various times throughout the school year.
Individual music lessons are available here at the College for a variety of instruments including piano, drums and guitar.
The GCSE Music course is for instrumentalists/vocalists who want to take their musical study to new heights, to feel stretched and challenged and to achieve a high standard. The three Strands of Learning (SOL): The Western Classical Tradition, Popular Music of the 20th / 21st Centuries and World Music are explored through five Areas of Study (AOS) that are essentially the Elements of Music you have studied at KS3: Rhythm and Metre, Harmony and Tonality, Texture and Melody, Timbre and Dynamics, Structure and Form.
There are five parts to the exam, each worth 20%
Listening to and Appraising Music: Testing analytical skills on music from the three SOL
Composing and Appraising Music: Creating one composition incorporating two or more of the AOS, linked to one of the SOL, and appraising the composition process
Solo Performing: A solo piece, with progress regularly monitored in our private concerts.
Ensemble Performing: An ensemble piece performing with one or more other musicians.
Composing Music: A second composition with recording and written to a given brief.