Grades: instrument grades can be undertaken during private instrument lessons with specialist teachers.
KS4 – BTEC Music Technology is offered at Level 2. The course encourages the learner to create, manipulate and perform music using technology. Our high quality resources allow students to focus their learning on a particular strange of technology or musicianship. Units include everyting from playing in a band and computer music systems to DJing and composing.
KS5 – BTEC Music Technology and BTEC Music is offered at Level 3. The BTEC course provides a vocational experience that develops live sound and production skills in a practical environment. We work with local companies and youth groups to provide external experiences throughout the course. Units include Live sound, recording and creating a CD project.
The course offers a chance to build musical and technological skills like harmony, arranging, band membership, mastering, multi-track recording, sequencing and listening.
We recently hosted the Under Siege show at Rochester Castle Gardens. 5000 people turned out to hear the bands that we scouted from Greenacre School and other Medway Schools. You can find lots of information and activities about our community project at www.trainingthemlive.co.uk
Title of Course: GCSE
Examination Board: Edexcel
Exam Date(s): 14th May 2012
Details of components: 30% composition, 30% performance, 40% exam
Title of Course: BTEC Music Technology L3
Examination Board: EDECEL
Exam Date(s): 100% coursework
Details of components: 6-12 units