Welcome to Evelyn Grace Academy’s Performing Arts Department.
Head of Music Ms Hurst
Music Department Vision:
To inspire all learners in Musical achievement and attainment through the exploration of a range of musical styles, instruments, performance and composition techniques.
KS3 Music Curriculum
All students follow a programme which provides an introduction to music including the elements such as rhythm, pitch and tempo. The Key Stage 3 curriculum acts as a vehicle for developing further skills in performing as well as listening and composition.
Autumn 1: TRASITION UNIT/Performance / Listening / Analysis
Autumn 2: THE VOICE AND POPULAR INSTRUMENTS/Performance / Listening
Spring 1: STOMP AND GRAPHIC NOTATION/Performance / Composition
Spring 2: KEYBOARD SKILLS/Performance /Listening
Summer 1: FILM MUSIC/Music Technology Project
Summer 2: SONG WRITING PROJECT/Music Technology or Keyboard Performance /Composition
Autumn 1: ROCK AND POP/Performance / Listening / Analysis
Autumn 2: DANCE MUSIC/Music Technology Project
Spring 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE GUITAR/Performance / Listening
Spring 2: INTRODUCTION TO THE GUITAR/Performance / Listening
Summer 1: NATIONAL ANTHEMS/Performance/Listening /Analysis
Summer 2: MUSIC OF THE CARIBBEAN/Performance / Analysis
Autumn 1: MUSIC INDUSTRY/BTEC UNIT A/Research / Presentation / Project
Management Skills / Listening / Analysis
Autumn 2: MUSIC INDUSTRY/BTEC UNIT B/Music Technology Project
Spring 1: REMIX & KEYBOARD SKILLS/Music Technology Project
Spring 2: THE MUSIC OF AFRICA/Listening / Music Technology
Summer 1: CREATIVE COMPOSITION/Composition / Music Technology
Summer 2: KS4 PREPARATORY UNIT/Performance / Listening / Analysis/Music theory
KS4 Music Curriculum:
Encourages students to be inspired and moved
Helps students to develop broader life skills and attributes, including critical and creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity, emotional awareness, cultural understanding, self-discipline, self-confidence and self-motivation
Enables students to engage actively in the study of music
Develops musical skills and interests, including the ability to make music individually and in groups
Enables students to understand and appreciate a range of different kinds of music
Year 10 BTEC Music
Autumn 1: Introduction to Btec Award in Music
Autumn 2: The Music Industry/Organisations and Job Roles in the Industry
Spring 1: Introducing Solo Performance/Presenting Skills/Professional Development in the Music Industry
Spring 2: Introducing Music Sequencing/ Managing a Music Product
Summer 1: Introducing Music Sequencing/ Managing a Music Product
Summer 2: Introducing Music Theory/Managing a Music Product/Solo and Group Performance Engineering Skills (2)
Year 10 GCSE MUSIC
Autumn 1: Music Theory/Creative Composition/Ensemble Composition and Performance
Autumn 2: Set Work 7 - All Blues, Miles Davis/Modal Jazz performance work
Spring 1: Set Work 6 - Electric Counterpoint, Steve Reich/Minimalist Composition/Controlled Assessment - Group Performance
Spring 2: Set Work 1 – And the Glory of the Lord, Handel/Minimalist Composition
Summer 1: 10.E FILM MUSIC/Set Work 2 - Symphony No. 40, Mozart/Set Work 3 - Raindrop Prelude, Chopin/Controlled Assessment – Solo Performance
Summer 2: SONG WRITING PROJECT/Set Work 8 - Grace, Jeff Buckley/Controlled Assessment – Performance
Year 11 GCSE MUSIC
Autumn 1: Composition - Dance Music (Music Technology)/Group Performance/Set Work 1 – And the Glory of the Lord, Handel
Autumn 2: Solo Performance/Group Performance
Spring 1: Compositions – Minimalist & Modal Jazz/Solo Performance/Set Work 5 – Peripetie, Schoenberg/Set Work 6 – Electric Counterpoint, Steve Reich
Spring 2: Set Work 4 – Something’s Coming, Bernstein/Set Work 5 – Peripetie, Schoenberg/Set Work 10 – Skye Waulking Song, Capercaille/Set Work 12 – Rag Desh
Summer 1: Set Work 11 – Koko, Yiri
Summer 2: exam prep
Head of Drama: Mr Kemp
Drama Department Vision:
"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create." Barack Obama.
The Drama Department at Evelyn Grace Academy aims to create a student-centered, inclusive, vibrant and high performing environment which fosters a life-long interest in the arts. Participating in dramatic play and exploring the world of dramatic arts is essential, as through this, students develop empathy and self-control. Students learn because they are active and central participants in the process of their own learning and decision making. They view the world from other people’s perspectives and in doing so discover themselves and others. Drama teaching at Evelyn Grace Academy aims to build on the students’ understanding of an ensemble community, one in which they support and learn from each other and in working together encounter possibilities and create understandings that go beyond what individuals can do alone.
KS3 Drama Curriculum
At Key Stage 3 students are introduced to a broad range of performance techniques and approaches. The curriculum at this level aims to develop students’ ability in all three strands of drama (creating, performing and responding). Students will be encouraged to develop their confidence in a range of forms of communication whilst also developing their group and inter-personal skills.
Autumn 1: Introduction to Drama
Autumn 2: Horror
Spring 1: Silent Movies
Spring 2: Devising
Summer 1: Matilda
Summer 2: Scriptwork
Autumn 1: Non-naturalism
Autumn 2: The Stones
Spring 1: Soap Opera
Spring 2: Salvador Argon
Summer 1: The Gina Monologues
Summer 2: Talking to Tallman
KS4 Drama Curriculum
At Key Stage 4 students are required to hone and build on the skills developed at Key Stage Three with increased confidence and sophistication. They will revisit skills previously learnt and develop new approaches to performance. They will be required to learn about theatre practitioners and history to inform their own work. In addition, their ability to analyse and explore the world of drama through written formats is developed.
Autumn 1: Introduction to GCSE Drama
Autumn 2: Mock Component 1
Spring 1: Live Theatre and Introduction to Devising
Spring 2: Devised Performance
Summer 1: Set Text
Summer 2: Mock Component 2
Autumn 1: Development for Component 2
Autumn 2: Component 2
Spring 1: Component 2
Spring 2: Preparing for live theatre performance
Summer 1: Exam
We provide access to a range of enrichment activities for all year groups including:
- Instrumental lessons for all year groups
- A variety of musical and drama trips
- Drama clubs
- Musical clubs and groups
- Music technology clubs
- School concerts and performances
- Work with outside agencies
How to support your child:
- Encourage them to take an active interest in all forms of performing arts, theatre and music.
- Where and when possible take them to see live performance/music.
- Talk to them about the work they undertake in lessons.
- Encourage your child to participate in the board range of extra-curricular opportunities on offer.
- Check their planners for the homework set and support them in completing this well and on time.
- Purchase revision guides/study materials as directed by the teaching staff.