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"I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning" - Plato

Character Opportunities

  • Listening to and researching a wide variety of musical genres in the quest to become a better musician
  • Finding out about the rules and conventions used in music to help you explore composition
  • Regularly attending your instrumental lessons and practising regularly. 
  • Attending extra- curricular activities and intervention classes.
  • Work hard to produce and develop musical ideas when composing.  Know when to accept and reject ideas.
  • Having a can do attitude in all aspects of the musical curriculum.  Being able to say I can’t do this yet but will be able to.  Doing everything in your power to improve your skills rather than give in.
  • Developing your independence in all aspect of the music curriculum, concentrate and remain on task in extended practical situations using your time wisely to develop your work.
  • Be accepting of different student’s interest in a variety of musical genres.  Working cooperatively with different groups of students with varying interests.  Getting on well with students for the benefit of the music being produced.

  • Understanding that your work within a group setting can impact upon the progress that group makes.  Acting accordingly in the knowledge of this.

  • Working cooperatively with other musicians to create music.  Giving helpful and constructive feedback
  • Taking on board constructive criticism with an active desire to use this information to become a better performer / composer

Careers Links

  • Professional Musician
  • Teaching
  • Composer, Music Theory, Music Journalist

Extended Learning

  • Concerts, gigs, reading music journals, recorded performances, live streaming
  • Participating in vocal or instrumental lessons, attending Scarborough Music Centre
  • Attending extra-curricular rehearsals in school

Schemes of Learning & Materials

GCSE Subject Specification

You can find all the information relating to this GCSE Subject on our Subject Specifications page.