The value of music as an academic subject lies in its contribution to enjoyment and enrichment, for its social benefits, for those who engage in music seriously as well as for fun. High quality music education enables lifelong participation in, and enjoyment of, music, as well as underpinning excellence and professionalism for those who choose not to pursue a career in music.
The school music curriculum will provide all pupils with opportunities for increasing their knowledge and understanding and developing their skills, confidence and expression in music through singing and playing simple melodic instruments, tuned and un-tuned percussion; exploring sounds; and active and passive listening.
For pupils wishing to undertake further study of music through BTEC courses or graded music examinations we will enable them to consider music related careers such as: teaching; composing; performing; journalism; instrument manufacture and repair; or becoming a recording engineer or music theatre technician.
The Music Department at Goole Academy offers pupils the chance to get involved in all aspects of music, allowing creativity into their lives. Throughout KS3 pupils learn performance and composition skills on instruments ranging from guitars, ukuleles and keyboards to drums and Samba drumming.
As they progress through school, students acquire theory skills and general musicianship needed to be an effective musician. Students who choose music will complete a BTEC Level 2 qualification during their time at the Academy which focuses on the music industry.The Academy promotes all areas of music and has good links with local primary schools where students lead workshops and undertake Christmas performances thus allowing them to become leaders in music.
The Department is well equipped thus being able to offer extensive extra-curricular Enrichment opportunities including a range of KS3 and KS4 music clubs. Regular showcase concerts also give students the experience of performing in front of a live audience.