Studying music at Fullhurst aims to provide all students an appreciation of a wide range of musical genres across years 7-9. We aim to give students a positive experience of Music with a varied and practical approach to the study of the subject. Students are challenged to progress and develop their musical skills through performing, composing, listening, appraising and studying context.
Year 7 Curriculum
Students are taught introductory music theory and contextual information on significant bands and artists from the 1960s to the current day, such as The Beatles, Abba, Michael Jackson, Queen, Beyoncé, Rihanna and George Ezra, as well as practical skills on keyboards and vocals. Students will also learn basic music theory such as rhythm and how to read music on treble and bass clef, as well as performance skills essential for learning an instrument and performing throughout their time at Fullhurst.
Year 8 Curriculum
Students are taught music theory which builds and expands on what they have learnt during Year 7, as well as contextual information on famous musicals such as The Lion King, Hairspray, The Greatest Showman, and their messages. They further develop their practical skills on keyboards and vocals. Students will also learn more advanced music theory such as major and minor keys and composition skills to support their learning of instruments and performing throughout their time at Fullhurst.
Year 9 Curriculum
Students develop their practical skills on keyboards and vocals and begin to learn the ukulele. There are also opportunities to learn skills on drums, guitar and bass guitar. Students have access to a range of instruments on Imperial Campus giving them opportunity to try an instrument they may have never seen before.
Year 10 Curriculum
Students begin the Rock School Live course which contains two pieces of coursework and an externally set 40-hour examination. In Year 10 students complete Musical Knowledge MUSPRA Unit 201ta, in which they will research the inception of two musical genres. Students will also begin Instrumental Study MUSPRA Unit 204ta, in which they choose an instrument to study throughout Years 10/11.
Year 11 Curriculum
Students continue to the second year of the Rock School Live course, completing their Instrumental Study Unit 204ta as well as completing an externally set 40-hour examination which involves planning, rehearsing and performing, either as a solo or in a band. Students will be assessed across three units to form their overall certification of the award which is graded through a Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria.
***In line with the current Coronavirus Risk Assessment we are unfortunately unable to offer our usual wide range of extra-curricular activities across both the Fosse and Imperial Sites.***
We hope this becomes something that we are able to offer once again in the near future.
There are numerous extra-curricular opportunities for engaging with Music at Fullhurst. The Fullhurst Youth Pop Choir began in 2018 and has been a highlight of Open Evenings, Presentation Evenings, Fashion Shows and the 2018 Christmas Showcase. Friday dinner times provide a great opportunity for students to try new instruments or develop their skills on old ones at Music Club. This year has also seen the launch of Jam Music Workshops for Year 9 students wanting to develop their ensemble skills and perform together in a band.
Students will be given opportunities to expand on their keyboard skills with lunch time sessions by Ms Carney on Fosse campus