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Subject Vision​

For all students to gain a high quality of skills, knowledge, understanding, appreciation and LOVE of music.

To develop successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve their best in music.  

To shape confident individuals, who are able to perform, listen and compose safely and find healthy fulfillment from discussing creative ideas while celebrating diversity.

The Performing Arts department at Ivanhoe College plays a key role in offering students the opportunity to express themselves creatively, physically and mentally during lessons and through extra-curricular activities.  Lessons are predominantly practical that cultivate social skills, refine discipline and patience and help to boost self-esteem.  It is now widely proven that regular practical lessons in music develop the brain, helping students to progress further in all core subjects.   As a department we are continually progressing the use of technology to improve students experience and final outcome.

Key Stage Onjective Statement

Students are taught skills in three main areas – Performance, Composition and Listening through instrumental lessons and music technology.  
In instrumental lessons students develop their skills to a grade three standard on keyboard with experiences on band instruments, guitar, drums, bass and vocals.
In music technology lessons students develop their skills to a grade 3 standard in Music Production using computer music production software ‘Cubase’.
Students learn basic music theory throughout the three years learning how to read music in treble and bass clef to formulating chord progressions to compose their own music.
During key stage three students have access to a range of clubs from Steinberg Music Tech Club, keyboard club, guitar club, Ivanhoe Choir, Ivanhoe Orchestra, Rock Band, DJ club and more.  We host three live concerts every year and a school show every other year.  Practice rooms are also available to book during lunchtimes for students to develop curriculum work or start their own bands.

 

Year 7 Topics

Rotation 1

Rotation 2

Rotation 3

Rotation 4

  • Baseline
  • Rhythm 
  • Melody
  • Form and Structure
  • Musique Concrete
  • Rock
  • Battle of the Bands

Year 8 Topics

Rotation 1

Rotation 2

Rotation 3

Rotation 4

  • Drum and Bass
  • Film Music
  • Pop Music
  • Guide to the Orchestra
  • Remix Project

Year 9 Topics

Rotation1

Rotation 2

Rotation 3

Rotation 4

  • Blues
  • Dubstep
  • Composition
  • Cover Versions
  • Atmospheric Music
  • Music
  • Music Industry

 

Updated Coronavirus measures for schools

23 November 2021 Dear Parents/ Carers, Additional coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for schools and educational settings You will be aware that nationally, cases of COVID-19 amongst school aged children are currently high, and Leicestershire is no exception. As a result, all schools and early...

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Design Competition Finalist

A huge congratulations to former Ivanhoe College student, Megan Harris, who has made it through as a regional finalist for the Royal Mail’s –Heroes’ Stamp Design Competition 2021. Megan is one of only 120 young people to reach this stage of the competition, from a staggering 606,049 entr...

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