How to Support Your Child In This Subject
- Talk about what they have been learning about in lessons and encourage them to reflect on what they have achieved.
- Listen to a wide variety of musical genres.
- Practice their instruments/voice at home.
- Attend extra-curricular rehearsals regularly.
- Encourage your child to learn a musical instrument. YouTube can be a great resource for this.
- Take your child to see a live performance.
- Visit websites such as BBC Bitesize.
- Instrumental Lessons – paired and individual lessons on musical instruments and voice are available through our specialist visiting music teachers. You can sign your child up for lessons here. Students can also work towards graded exams.
- Musical Theatre Club – musical theatre club runs throughout the academic year, building up towards our annual large-scale production. Our next production will be announced soon!
- Boomwhackers – Boomwhacker club runs at breaktime and is great fun for students to take part in starting to perform as a member of an ensemble.
- Percussion Ensemble – percussion ensemble is designed to stretch and challenge our most able musicians in college and is by invitation only.
- Specialist Support Sessions – sessions can be booked with staff for students to get additional support on whatever they are working on, whether it is performance, composition or theory.
- Keyboard Club – keyboard club runs for students to gain confidence in keyboard skills. We work on a range of music including solo and ensemble pieces.
- Arts Award – we run both Bronze and Silver Arts Award for students who would like to gain some more experience in the Arts. Students choose their focus art before exploring it as a performer and audience member. They also research their arts hero and teach someone else an arts skill.
- Orchestra – orchestra runs for students who play a musical instrument. It doesn’t matter what your instrument is, we have a whole range!
- GCSE Coursework Clinic – coursework clinic is for GCSE students to come and get some additional support.
- Live Performances – we regularly run trips to watch live performances including musicals, film music, classical music. We are always looking for exciting trips that we think students will enjoy.
- London Trip – we run a bi-annual London trip where students in years 9 and 10 are able to experience the arts and culture of London.
- Concert Tour – every 2 years we run a concert tour where we take students abroad to perform our very own concerts. Our last trip was to Belgium in 2019 and we are looking forward to announcing our next tour soon once all Covid restrictions have lifted.
- Graded Exams – we encourage students to work towards their graded instrumental and theory exams. We enter students through college when they are ready to sit the exam, without having to fit around exam board timetables.
Concert Dress Order Form
Instead of school uniform we have a purple t-shirt with an embroidered logo with black trousers or skirts as our concert dress. Students have also suggested they would like the option of having matching hoodies that they could wear during rehearsals and on their way to and from concerts. The hoodies are also required for residential trips with Music.
There is an opportunity for students to purchase their own t-shirt and hoodie. T-shirts are priced at £4.50 and hoodies at £9.50 each.
Once you have completed this form the item will be added onto your ParentPay so you can make a payment. A payment must be received via ParentPay before we are able to put your order in.
You can complete the form here: Concert Dress Order Form
If you have any questions about the t-shirts and hoodies, please contact Ms Wilson via email on firstname.lastname@example.org