Welcome To King Edward VI Music Department
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything.” Plato
KEVI music department is housed in purpose-built beacon building consisting of three large classrooms (including computer suite), ensemble room, recording studio and 6 practice rooms.
Music tuition letter 2017/2018
Mr. I. Jamieson – Head of Music
Miss E. Bowen – Teacher of Music
(click here to link to our visiting instrumental teachers)
Our curriculum philosophy is to provide every child with enjoyable, engaging and “hands-on” musical experiences.
Years 7 – 8
Current curriculum provision is 3 hours of music per fortnight. The scheme of work offers inclusive opportunities for singing, keyboard, percussion, ukulele/guitar playing. Students are taught to compose their own music and how to record and store their ideas using either Casio Multi-tracking keyboards or Gargeband or Reason software. Students follow a rich and diverse programme of study as listed below:
Units of work
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Current curriculum provision is one hour per week. Students opt for GCSE music at the end of this course.
The Edexcel GCSE music specification is made up of 30% performing (one solo and one ensemble), 30% composing (2 compositions linked to Areas of Study) and 40% listening paper (linked to Areas of Study- see below).
The Edexcel music specification consists of 30% performing (recital 5-8 mins), 30% composing (one scored composition to a chosen brief including written sleeve note) and 40% written paper (aural, set work essays (Instrumental/Vocal Music) and harmony questions.
Click here to exam board page
Click here to access examples of student work
The Edexcel music specification consists of 30% performing (recital 10-12 mins), 30% composing (one scored composition to a given brief) and 40% written paper (aural, set work essays on Applied Music and Instrumental Music ).
The school’s extra-curricular provision is diverse and exciting. There are over 200 students involved in the extra-curricular music activities listed below:
School Orchestra (grade 4+)
Junior Choir (yr 7-9)
Fuse Band (parts written for students of all levels)
School Dedication Day Service
PTFA Christmas Fayre
Annual Carol Service Lichfield Cathedral
Rotary Concert at Garrick Theatre
School Musical Theatre Production with Drama Dept.
Spring Concert (Bader Hall)
Transition Singing Day
Concert Photo Board (click here)
School Orchestra Annual Carol Service (Lichfield Cathedral) Dec. 2014
G & T Music Students Workshop – Get Caribbean 2014
Cathedral Carol Service – Fanfare Processional
Please see the Music tution letter regarding instrumental tuition.