Music – BTEC

Music BTEC Tech Award provides opportunities to further develop students’ musical skills. This rewarding course provides students with the chance to be very creative, imaginative and use exciting technological resources to enhance their musical skills. Our iMac suite software include GarageBand, Logic Pro and Sibelius 7.

The course covers the areas of performing, composing and listening through different areas of study and related coursework tasks and exams. Students who find performing on an instrument a challenge can use a computer to sequence a piece of music.

 

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    Integrated Portfolio – 30%
    Students perform on their instrument for at least two minutes at Grade 3 standard, or higher. The instrument can be an orchestral instrument, pop instrument, voice, DJ mixing, beat boxing, rapping or sequencing music using the software Sibelius 7. Students also compose a piece of music based on a composition brief, set by the student.

    Practical Component – 30%
    Students perform on their instrument in an ensemble (group) for at least two minutes at Grade 3 standard, or higher. The instrument can be an orchestral instrument, pop instrument, voice, DJ mixing, beat boxing, rapping or sequencing music using the software Sibelius 7. Students also compose a piece of music based on a composition brief, set by the exam board.

    Listening Exam – 40%
    Students’ will be asked questions on of the styles of music they have learned about through the course. These include: Baroque Solo Concerto; Baroque Concerto Grosso; Classical Concerto; Romantic Concerto; Indian Classical Music; Punjabi Bhangra; Eastern Mediterranean; Arabic Folk – Greek, Palestinian and Israeli Music; African Drumming; Calypso; Samba; Music written for Film; Western Classical Music in Film; Soundtrack for Video games; Rock ‘n’ Roll; Rock Anthems; Pop Ballads; Solo Artists

    This course will also improve students’ broader life skills such as critical and creative thinking, emotional awareness, cultural understanding, self confidence and motivation.