Music at Shuttleworth College provides an inspiring environment for pupils to study.
Our friendly atmosphere reflects a close-knit community of staff and students working together, and students benefit from peripatetic lessons, as well as small-group teaching and music clubs, all delivered by passionate staff all who are practising musicians or composers.
Our facilities include an auditorium, practice rooms, and a recording studio. With a number of small ensembles, bands, choirs, and clubs, the Music department offers a superb place for students to develop their musical understanding.
We support literacy by…
developing oracy through discussion of music as well as developing pupils’ critical ear. At Key Stage 4 we also analyse pieces and particularly develop pupils’ use of key words.
We support numeracy by…
using a variety of tools. Music is by nature highly mathematical, and by developing pupils understanding of key musical concepts, pupils’ numeracy will be challenged and developed.
How will my child be ‘set’ in this subject?
In Music we have mixed-ability sets, so students are randomly assigned to classes according to what best fits their timetable.
How many periods a week will children spend learning this subject?
- Year 7 & 8 – 1hr per week
- Year 9, 10 & 11 – 3hrs per week
What career opportunities of this subject?
Music is seen as a ‘facilitating subject’ that balances other subjects by developing a set of skills that compliment other subjects and help create a well-rounded pupil. However, there are a huge range of careers directly involved in music, including; performer, teacher, administrator, songwriter, conductor, composer, recording engineer, manager, promoter, or music publisher.
What ‘out-of-classroom’ or extra-curricular learning experiences will my child get?
We regularly provide opportunities for pupils to perform within and outside of school in concerts, showcases, and awards ceremonies. Friday lunchtime concerts and assemblies are also available for our musically-minded students to perform! If they want to get involved further, they can join one of the many extra-curricular music clubs, which you can find on our extra-curricular timetable.
Mr. M. Olyott