Introduction to Music at Plashet School

Developing students as musicians through practical music making and creativity.

The music department is a buzzing place to be. Most lunchtimes the department is filled with students having a band rehearsal, writing their own songs, singing in the choir, jamming, composing or playing in the orchestra. After school isn’t much different- we have so much going on! In class, our curriculum encourages students to utilise their ECAM (Every Child a Musician) but we also provide lots of opportunities for them to experience and develop skills on different instruments including drum kit, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, percussion and singing.

Curriculum Content

KS3

In Key stage 3 Our lessons are based on practical music making which focuses on integrating key musicianship skills; listening, composing, performing, improvising, singing and analysing. Taking inspiration from a variety of musical styles, from classical music to Samba, Indian music to Pop History, students are exposed to music that is new to them, as well as developing more understanding of music that they already know.

KS4

At KS4, students follow the Edexcel GSCE syllabus which consists of 60% coursework in the form of composing and performing. There is also a listening exam which counts 40% towards the final mark. We prepare the students for the listening exam by playing and learning about a range of musical styles from different times, places and composers from Mozart to Miles Davis.

Developing students as musicians through practical music making and creativity.

The music department is a buzzing place to be. Most lunchtimes the department is filled with students having a band rehearsal, writing their own songs, singing in the choir, jamming, composing or playing in the orchestra. After school isn’t much different- we have so much going on! In class, our curriculum encourages students to utilise their ECAM (Every Child a Musician) instruments but we also provide lots of opportunities for them to experience and develop skills on different instruments including drum kit, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, percussion and singing.

Useful Links

Plashet School Music Blog

Contact Information

Please contact the school on info@plashet.newham.sch.uk for further information.

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