Is this the right subject for me?
If you enjoy performing music in your own time and are learning an instrument, having singing lessons or enjoy creating music on computers or in a recording studio, then this is a good subject to choose. If you would like to create music of your own, then composing will give you the opportunity. If you want to broaden your knowledge of all types of music, including classical, popular and world, then this exciting course will give you an appreciation of the diversity of musical styles that exist today.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to improve your performing skills, and through your work in composing, you will gain an insight into how music is constructed from initial ideas through to the finished product. You will also learn how to analyse music in a variety of styles and discover the social and historical context in which music has been composed over the last 400 years.
Members of the Music GCSE course have opportunities to participate in musical events, both in and out of school. Each member of the GCSE Music course is expected to receive weekly instrumental lessons at Royal Russell and demonstrate good progress on their chosen instrument during the course.