Music at Key Stage 3
Welcome to Key Stage 3 Music at Cefn Hengoed! Throughout Key Stage 3 you will have the chance to embrace and develop your creative side through exciting Music lessons. During your time studying Music, you will study a wide range of styles of music on the keyboards, vocally and by using any other instrument that you are able to play. In Year 7, you will start by learning about the Elements of Music and how they are used as the building blocks of any piece of music. We also study seasonal music, such as Christmas pieces and Welsh music in readiness for St David’s Day, and African music and Samba music, which require you to perform on large percussion instruments.
In Years 8 & 9, the topics studied are much more keyboard based. Modern music is played and exciting pieces carefully chosen for each topic performance and this is regularly updated to keep in touch with what pupils enjoy.
There is also an opportunity to learn an instrument of your choice at Cefn Hengoed Community School, completely free of charge. Whether it is continuing with your instrument from primary school or taking up a new instrument, there are choices available to you.
We have several extra-curricular activities that you can take part in. Choir is always an extremely popular one and we also have a strong orchestra and keyboard club. These activities take place every week. School productions feature heavily within school life and in the last 10 years the pupils have performed Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat, High School Musical, Schools Will Rock You, Grease and most recently, Hairspray.
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