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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Head of Department:  Miss E Sees

e.sees@harrisrainham.org.uk

If you choose to study Music in Year 10, you will develop your existing knowledge and understanding of some of general music theory, explore the art of performance and use your creativity to compose your own music both individually and in groups.

What will I study

Indicative course content includes:

  • Brit Pop Music- the origins, how it developed and song writing in this genre
  • Baroque Music- Performing the classic “Canon” piece as a class and exploring the techniques associated with the style through listening activities
  • A basic introduction to ABRSM Music theory (grade 1 and 2 level)

 

In year 10 and 11 you will study 2 set works which are set by the exam board. These are currently Badinerie by Bach and ‘Africa’ by Toto

Your curriculum will be planned to include the exploration of the three areas that underpin GCSE Music, which are Listening, Performing and Composition. There will be lots of opportunity for you to develop your skills as a musician throughout the course and plenty of opportunity to perform your work to your peers.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed, in year 9, each half term with an assessment which will be rooted in composition and performance. Students will receive a grading in line with GCSE requirements and feedback with targets for improvement. During year 10 and 11 students will complete coursework, which will be officially marked. By the end of year 11 students will need to have produced 4 pieces of coursework- 2 compositions and 2 performances.

Anything else I need to know

Music requires:  Students who are considering taking up GCSE Music MUST be currently learning an instrument (including the voice) and striving towards an expected level of grade 3 by the time they reach Easter of year 11. It is also expected that Music students are involved in the musical life of the school and are ambassadors of their subject. Students, who choose GCSE Music, will receive a 20 minute Music lesson each week to help them develop and perfect their craft. It is expected that students will attend this and devote a minimum of 45 minutes practice a week.

Music is an enjoyable subject which allows students to be creative and free. It is also very academic with the theory of music being explored in great depth! It is a lovely subject to learn about and teaches students the art of leadership, creativity, individuality, confidence as well as the art of performance. If you enjoy learning about music as well as performing it, then this will be a subject that you will excel in!