We have lots of lost property at reception and there is also a box in the PE Department.  If your child is missing any item, please encourage them to come to reception before next Friday lunchtime.  Any item not claimed by this time will be given to a local charity.

Level 2 & 3 BTEC

Please note level 2 is KS4 and Level 3 is KS5.

What do we learn about?

  • Performance skills (L2 and L3)
  • Composing skills (L2 and L3)
  • The Music Industry (L2)
  • Creating a music product (e.g. a CD) (L2)

Level 3 also offers a more flexible selection of units, which we tailor to individuals.

In the past, these have included:

  • Studying Music from Around The World
  • Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
  • Popular Music in Practice
  • Musical Theatre Performance

How is students’ learning assessed?

  • Unit 1 – The Music Industry (L2) is assessed in a formal written exam
  • Subject staff internally assess all other L2 and L3 units.
  • Informal feedback is given throughout the course, and we encourage students to help each other (peer-assess)
  • Students are encouraged to be reflective learners, and a number of the BTEC units at Levels 2 and 3 require students to review, appraise, and justify opinions (self-assessment).

How can students learn beyond the classroom?

  • Students are encouraged to as much research as they can into the genres of music they’re studying, as the ability to compare a range of styles will help gain merit and distinction grades.
  • There is no substitute for playing music regularly – as a soloist or as part of a band. Students should seek out opportunities to perform both in and outside school.
  • Our BTEC students have supported Lower School classes – either by performing to them, or by talking to them about areas they have been studying.
  • Listen to as much music as you can – from as many genres as you can!

Who teaches in this subject area?

  • Mrs L Dickson – Head of Department
  • Mr O Pierce-Williams – Teacher of Music and Head of Year 7

What do we learn about?

  • Performance skills (L2 and L3)
  • Composing skills (L2 and L3)
  • The Music Industry (L2)
  • Creating a music product (e.g. a CD) (L2)

Level 3 also offers a more flexible selection of units, which we tailor to individuals.

In the past, these have included:

  • Studying Music from Around The World
  • Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
  • Popular Music in Practice
  • Musical Theatre Performance

How is students’ learning assessed?

  • Unit 1 – The Music Industry (L2) is assessed in a formal written exam
  • Subject staff internally assess all other L2 and L3 units.
  • Informal feedback is given throughout the course, and we encourage students to help each other (peer-assess)
  • Students are encouraged to be reflective learners, and a number of the BTEC units at Levels 2 and 3 require students to review, appraise, and justify opinions (self-assessment).

How can students learn beyond the classroom?

  • Students are encouraged to as much research as they can into the genres of music they’re studying, as the ability to compare a range of styles will help gain merit and distinction grades.
  • There is no substitute for playing music regularly – as a soloist or as part of a band. Students should seek out opportunities to perform both in and outside school.
  • Our BTEC students have supported Lower School classes – either by performing to them, or by talking to them about areas they have been studying.
  • Listen to as much music as you can – from as many genres as you can!

Who teaches in this subject area?

  • Mrs L Dickson – Head of Department
  • Mr O Pierce-Williams – Teacher of Music and Head of Year 7