Here is a whistle stop introduction to the Music Department here at St. John Henry Newman Catholic School.
We have a very well-equipped department to help you create and learn new skills in practical and theoretical music studies.
The Music Department is situated on the top floor of the school. The main classroom is equipped with 16 digital keyboard workstations – each station has a PC and a monitor which are linked to the school network.
The department is also equipped with: Electro / Acoustic guitars, bass guitars, drums and percussion, electronic drums and ukuleles as well as recording equipment.
The rooms combined, have a good level of soundproofing.
Pupils at KS3 receive a one-hour Music lesson per week and are taught in mixed ability form groups. Pupils follow a different unit of work in each half term covering a variety of practical, composing and listening tasks.
In Year 10 and 11, pupils receive two hours of Music per week if they choose music as a guided choice. The school follows the Eduqas exam syllabus.
Instrumental Music Lessons
If your child is interested in starting/continuing music lessons here at Newman, then contact Mrs Shirley by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the very first lesson, we begin to use the correct musical vocabulary and language. This will help embed the essential knowledge required to develop effortlessly in the subject of Music. The curriculum is designed to be a ‘musical journey’ of basic ability, both practical and theoretical, progressing onto more complex and integral music skills. Pupils are welcome to participate in Extra Curricular Activities such as Music Club and Choir.
It is split into 3 components :