Welcome to Music

Music is about communication, creativity and cooperation. By studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives and experience the world from a new perspective.
President Bill Clinton

At Outwood Academy Brumby we truly foster the above statement and aim to provide all students with a musical experience that will develop their skills to make them independent, resilient and creative learners. Our department is extremely well equipped with a suite of keyboards, a suite of imacs, electric drum kits, steel drums, guitars, ukuleles and three practise rooms all equipped with electric pianos.


Rebecca Brown – Music Teacher
Derek Lunn – Peripatetic Percussion Teacher
Shaun Randall – Peripatetic Brass Teacher
Kathryn South – Peripatetic Woodwind Teacher
Michelle Rawson – Peripatetic Cello Teacher
Joanna Dennis – Peripatetic Violin Teacher

Key Stage 3

The Music course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Btec Music First Award course in Key Stage 4. In Year 7 we learn the basics of reading music, identifying key concepts and instruments through listening, perform using our voice, ukulele and keyboards, learn to work collaborative to create our own music and use ICT to create our own ringtones and dance tracks. This progresses into Year 8 where we build on our musical knowledge and become more independent in completing projects showing a greater musical understanding. This includes composing our own minimalist music and creating our own cover versions of popular songs.

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Key Stage 4

Btec Music First Award

Unit 1 – The Music Industry – 25% Exam

In this unit you will:
• A understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry
• B understand job roles in the music industry.

Unit 2 – Managing a Musical Product – 25% Coursework
In this unit you will:

• A plan, develop and deliver a music product
• B promote a music product
• C review the management of a music product.

Unit 4 – Introducing Music Composition – 25% Coursework
In this unit you will:

• A explore creative stimuli to meet a brief
• B develop, extend and shape music for performances
• C present compositions appropriately.

Unit 5 – Introducing Music Performance – 25% Coursework
In this unit you will:

• A develop your music performance skills and review your own practice
• B use your music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

Btec First Award Music is assessed in the following way:


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Enrichment Opportunities for Music

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.