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Miss Leslie

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Miss Keenan
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Miss Keenan
Miss McKinney

 

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Extra Curricular Activities

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." Bob Marley.

Extra Curricular activities
Folk Group

Organised by Miss Leslie. Lunchtimes on Monday.

Activities
String Group

Organised by Miss Rush. Tuesday lunchtimes

Additional Activities
Free Piano

Organised by Miss Keenan. Tuesdays after school.

Additional Activities
Junior Choir

Organised by Miss Keenan. Wednesday lunchtimes between August-December.

Extra Curricular activities
Musical Rehearsal

Organised by Miss Keenan, Miss Leslie and Mrs McKee. Wednesday lunchtimes between January-June

Activities
Wind Band

Organised by Mr Russell. Wednesdays after School.

Additional Activities
Senior Choir

Organised by Miss Keenan, Miss Leslie and Mrs McKee. Friday lunchtimes

Additional Activities
Musical Rehearsal

Organised by Miss Keenan, Miss Leslie and Mrs McKee. Fridays after school.

Broad General Education in Music S1 - S2

Subjects
Topics

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Aims
Experiences & Outcomes

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Standards
Assessment?

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Progression
Progression

Towards the end of S2 pupils can choose to study Art & Design in S3 and then later in S4 and S5.

Guidance and Subject staff will provide advice on the best way to proceed. [... more]

Level 4 @ S3

Pupils have to make a choice at the end of S2 about the subjects they want to study further in S3 and perhaps take it to the next level. The aim is to provide students with a wide ranging and stimulating music education which develops performance skills, imagination through composing and arranging, and which helps pupils become more discerning listeners

Extra Curricular activities
Performing

Pupils are required to study 2 instruments.

Vocalists, keyboard players and tuned percussionists are generally taught by the classroom teacher. Any student with aspirations to study at Higher level or beyond should undertake instrumental tuition outside class if at all possible.

If a pupil does not have access to their chosen instruments at home, not everyone has a drum kit, then there are arrangements made for them to gain access to these instruments at lunchtime.

Instrumental practice is ongoing and is considered weekly homework.

Activities
Composing

Students are required to demonstrate understanding of compositional techniques with the aim of enabling them to produce an instrumental or vocal composition or arrangement in future study.

In S3, this folio must include classroom compositional exercises, and will hopefully also include at least one section of the student’s own developing composition or arrangement.

Additional Activities
Understanding Music

In listening to music featuring varied musical ideas, pupils learn to demonstrate understanding of melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, style and the structure of the music and to comment on aspects of the music heard.

Topics studied are:

  • Scottish music
  • Instrumental music & Vocal music
  • World music & 20th Century music
  • Popular music styles
  • Musical periods and styles
  • Tempo, dynamics, rhythms and notation
Additional Activities
Progression

Pupils work will be assessed and, where appropriate, recorded, internally.

Level 4 Music is a natural progression from experiences and skills learned in levels 1-3.

In S3 you will explore and learn more new skills to help you develop your ideas further leading to certification at National 4 or 5 at the end of S4.

Costs

Guitar and/or drum kit lessons may be available through the school or Saturday morning centre, as are lessons on orchestral instruments, although orchestral lessons are unlikely to start as late as S3 if the student has not already undertaken them.

The authority charges between £50 and £100 per academic year for these lessons. Private tutors charge up to £20 for each lesson.

National 4

Equivalent to General level at Standard Grade, the National 4 course consists of three units with an added value practical activity project.

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Performing Skills

Pupils are required to study 2 instruments.

Vocalists, keyboard players and tuned percussionists are generally taught by the classroom teacher. Any student with aspirations to study at Higher level or beyond should undertake instrumental tuition outside class if at all possible.

If a pupil does not have access to their chosen instruments at home, not everyone has a drum kit, then there are arrangements made for them to gain access to these instruments at lunchtime.

Instrumental practice is ongoing and is considered weekly homework.

who does them
Compositional Skills

Students are required to demonstrate understanding of compositional techniques with the aim of enabling them to produce an instrumental or vocal composition or arrangement in future study.

assessment
Understanding Music

In listening to music featuring varied musical ideas, pupils learn to demonstrate understanding of melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, style and the structure of the music and to comment on aspects of the music heard.

Topics studied are:

  • Scottish music
  • Instrumental music & Vocal music
  • World music & 20th Century music
  • Popular music styles
  • Musical periods and styles
  • Tempo, dynamics, rhythms and notation
assessment
Assessment

Practical activities will be assessed in school on a continuous basis throughout the course and will be subject to external verification by a moderator from the SQA.

Added Value

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Costs

Guitar and/or drum kit lessons may be available through the school or Saturday morning centre, as are lessons on orchestral instruments, although orchestral lessons are unlikely to start as late as S3 if the student has not already undertaken them.

The authority charges between £50 and £100 per academic year for these lessons. Private tutors charge up to £20 for each lesson.

National 5

Very similar to National 4 but taken to a more advanced level, developing ideas in greater depth and detail

information
Performing Skills

Pupils are required to study 2 instruments.

Vocalists, keyboard players and tuned percussionists are generally taught by the classroom teacher. Any student with aspirations to study at Higher level or beyond should undertake instrumental tuition outside class if at all possible.

If a pupil does not have access to their chosen instruments at home, not everyone has a drum kit, then there are arrangements made for them to gain access to these instruments at lunchtime.

Instrumental practice is ongoing and is considered weekly homework.

who does them
Compositional Skills

Students are required to demonstrate understanding of compositional techniques with the aim of enabling them to produce an instrumental or vocal composition or arrangement in future study.

assessment
Understanding Music

In listening to music featuring varied musical ideas, pupils learn to demonstrate understanding of melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, style and the structure of the music and to comment on aspects of the music heard.

Topics studied are:

  • Scottish music
  • Instrumental music & Vocal music
  • World music & 20th Century music
  • Popular music styles
  • Musical periods and styles
  • Tempo, dynamics, rhythms and notation
assessment
Assessment

Practical activities will be assessed in school on a continuous basis throughout the course and will be subject to external verification by a moderator from the SQA.

Added Value

Details to be added ...

Costs

Guitar and/or drum kit lessons may be available through the school or Saturday morning centre, as are lessons on orchestral instruments, although orchestral lessons are unlikely to start as late as S3 if the student has not already undertaken them.

The authority charges between £50 and £100 per academic year for these lessons. Private tutors charge up to £20 for each lesson.

Higher

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