The music department welcomes you to Idsall. We have lots going on and would love you to get involved.
Music lessons are an hour every week in which pupils have opportunities to sing and play a wide variety of styles of music. All pupils throughout the course are given opportunities to sing and play on a number of instruments, including keyboards, guitars and percussion. They work as soloists, pairs and in small groups throughout all listening, performing and composing tasks.
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities from Rock School, keyboard group, guitar group to choir and wind band. These activities culminate in regular performances including concerts, workshops and shows.
We offer instrumental lessons with Shropshire Music Service. There are eight teachers currently working in Idsall offering keyboard, guitar, brass, percussion, woodwind, string lessons and singing lessons. So, if you already have instrumental lessons or if you want to take up the opportunity of playing an instrument, we’d love to meet you and get these opportunities set up for you.
If you want to know more about Idsall Music Department, then come and see us. Whatever your talent, whatever your skill,, come and enjoy music with us!
MUSIC AT KEY STAGE 4
There are three elements to GCSE Music:
Composing - 30% - coursework
Performing - 30% - coursework
Listening - 40% - one exam
Students study a wide range of styles and genres of music developing their performing skills in both a solo and a group context : students will be encouraged to explore a range of compositional starting points and turn them into completed pieces of music and students develop their listening and appraising skills through the study of music across a variety of styles and genres.
This all culminates in the production of two compositions and two performances , as well as one exam answering eight questions in response to music and writing one essay.
Styles and Genres covered : Western Classical Music; Music in the 2oth Century; Popular Music; World Music
For further information please see Mrs Heywood