Key Stage Three
At Carrickfergus Academy, our vision goes beyond simply explaining music; we explore and enjoy music too, enabling and encouraging musicians of all abilities. We aim to promote a positive attitude towards music and increase pupils’ confidence through an active involvement in music making.
Studying a wide range of genres, from Classical to Rock, Blues to Rap, Film Music to Samba, pupils will utilise a range of classroom instruments including keyboards, ukuleles and a variety of classroom percussion, to develop skills in performance, listening and composition.
Key Stage Four
Moving into Key Stage Four, pupils will refine their skills in the three fundamental musical areas they have learnt in Key Stage Three. They will complete controlled assessment as two musical compositions and perform as both a soloist and an ensemble member. Pupils listen to familiar and unfamiliar music through four areas of study:
- Western Classical Music 1600-1910
- Film Music
- Musical Traditions of Ireland
- Popular Music 1980 – Present Day
Mrs S Walters BMus (Hons) DipLCM PGCE
Miss L Aicken M Ed B Mus (Hons) PGCE ALCM
Brass: Mr R Clinton
Strings and Singing: Mrs S Graham
Woodwind and Piano: Mrs G Massey
Weekly rehearsal for: