Welcome to the Music Department
MUSIC DEPARTMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
Music contributes to the development of pupils and to the school curriculum by providing a powerful and distinctive form of communication and expression. Music can change the way children feel, think and act. It affects emotion and moods providing opportunity for personal expression, reflection and emotional wellbeing. It develops thinking, increasing perception, imagination, creativity and physical co-ordination: skills which can be transferred to other areas of experience and learning. Music enables children to define themselves in relation to others, their friends, social groups and to the culture in which they live. Music is an integral part of culture, past and present.
The teaching of music extends everyday experiences, providing opportunities and links between home, school and other outside agencies. It develops the ability to focus listening and analyse what is heard. It introduces pupils to different forms of music-making and encourages objective judgement of musical quality. Music stimulates the acquisition of the skills, attitudes and attributes needed for life such as listening skills, concentration, aural memory, presentation and teamwork. It also develops creativity, risk-taking, intuition, sensitivity, perseverance, enjoyment, and a sense of achievement.
The GCSE pieces created below are by:
Ediem Al-Jibury who submitted a Jazz composition.
Christian Deighton who submitted a Reggae Composition.
Phoebe Ellabani submitted a song about the troubles in Libya, a song very personal to Phoebe.
Wadzanai Mhondoro submitted a song which is about being unique.