We are very proud of the Music Technology equipment in the Music department which includes an iMac suite running, Sibelius 7 and Logic Pro software. This is alongside a fully equipped recording studio and DJ equipment. A second classroom is equipped with 16 PC’s also running the Sibelius software alongside 16 Yamaha keyboards.
Pupils have access to this equipment when composing at KS3 through the development of melody writing, harmony, layering sounds and mixing audio and midi applications.
Alongside the more traditional Music GCSE course, pupils have the option to choose a vocational qualification in Music Technology: NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology.
This course focuses on aspects of technology used within the Music industry and enables pupils to achieve a nationally recognized Level 2 qualification. Pupils study 4 units of work: Using a Digital Audio Workstation, Creating Music, Studio Recording and Sound Creation.
Evidence is presented by the way of a portfolio for which pupils will be required to make use of ICT for research and presentation. Portfolios must show both work in progress and completed assignments; this can be in the form of video and/or audio recordings, short reports, specific assignment notes, observation records, discussion notes and class presentations. There are also 2 externally moderated assignments to complete the course. Pupils can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction Plus grade.
Music Technology Learning Schemes