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Personal Attributes Required:

You need to be able to sing or play an instrument to a reasonable standard. If you do not already play an instrument you must be keen to learn one.  You need to work hard and work well with others. It is expected that you will take part in extra-curricular activities to further develop your listening skills.


How will Music help me in the future?

You do not have to become a Music Teacher or sign up for X Factor just because you have decided to take music! However, it will show employers you have a wider range or interests and skills than most. Also, that you have shown dedication and commitment to learn a musical instrument and to study music. Music GCSE is hard work, but equally one of the most enjoyable subjects to learn and succeed in.
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Career Progression?

The music industry is a big business and offers a huge range of opportunities in many different careers. Students who study GCSE Music will find plenty of options when it comes to choosing a future path. Equipped with an awareness of musical genres and styles; performing, listening and composing skills; and music technology proficiency, students will be well equipped to pursue a musical profession.
But GCSE Music also offers a wealth of transferable skills relevant to ongoing musical and non-musical study as well as to future career development, including literacy, critical thinking, social skills and team working, leadership and communication, and time management and organisational skills.


Why study music? A summary

It enables creative learning
It allows communication in a unique language
It enables students to express themselves
It broadens horizons
It is varied and interesting, and a journey of discovery
It has links to real life
It is academically rigorous
It is well respected by top universities
It is fulfilling and challenging
It is respected by top universities
Listening and Appraising
Composition
Performance
The Social Value of Music

A number of studies have demonstrated the positive impact music can have on personal and social
development, including increased self reliance, confidence, self-esteem, sense of achievement and ability to
relate to others. Other studies have shown different benefits from participating in music groups and needing
to work together towards a common goal. These include discipline, teamwork, cooperation, self-confidence,
responsibility and social skills.
The Benifits of Music

Music can make a powerful contribution to the education and development of children, having benefits which range from those that are largely academic to the growth of social skills and contribution to overall development. It is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Ofsted say that children’s involvement in music engages and re-engages
Class of 2017