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09/10/19

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A summer building programme saw £1.8m invested in our family of schools. BMAT operates primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/cAv7z3asSn https://t.co/oakKaUTqRj

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03/10/19

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/LWMGYHARWD

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30/09/19

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Year 5 students visited for on Friday. Thank you to Year 8 and 9 students at Burnt Mill for preparing information booths about different languages and cultures for the Year 5s to visit. https://t.co/dgQuqQ4tk0

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30/09/19

Are you looking for a secondary school place for your son or daughter? We invite all prospective parents, carers & pupils in years 5 and 6 to come along and visit our Academy. Please contact the main office on (01279) 300555 to book a place on one of our tours. https://t.co/S8QHLCwQlc

23/09/19

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What an amazing opportunity! We had an amazing time at this morning talking to the year 8’s! Thank you for having us, we would love to come back again.

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19/09/19

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Had a great time this morning ⁦⁩ talking to the year 8’s about ⁦⁩ ! So exciting to see young faces of our generation inspired to make the world a better place. https://t.co/4KZjzSw04i

17/09/19

English Teachers (two), Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow CM20 2NR https://t.co/kNBOzFwoGD

16/09/19

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Thank you . Met some brilliant students from the school. It was great to see so many there. https://t.co/Orif4KG8gR

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04/09/19

Our open evening is this Thursday. We look forward to welcoming all of our prospective students and families. https://t.co/QsscmGZPB7 https://t.co/0HqcCwzQkx

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02/09/19

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Children at risk of being permanently excluded from school are being offered a lifeline. BMAT is working closely with to fill the gap in the provision of alternative education. https://t.co/MckLjg0Atn https://t.co/VyvwtCcdje

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28/08/19

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One very happy boy. An 8 in GCSE music in year 9!! Thank you https://t.co/Cq6JT0vwY2

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27/08/19

“Saturday school and the extra revision sessions really helped. I feel the school helped me a lot. It’s my teachers who got me through it. I feel really relieved with these results.” Well done, Amber! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/raYtGWffeX

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27/08/19

“I needed a grade 7 in biology for my course and I got a grade 8, so I was really surprised. The extra revision sessions are so helpful. The teachers being there with us helped me to get better grades.” Well done, Georgia! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/3D0AKIR2cD

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27/08/19

“I never expected these results in a million years! My hands were shaking so much, I could not open them, I had to get my mum to do it for me. I am so happy as I was not expecting to get these results." Well done, Annabel! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/QmjzwVGuNk

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27/08/19

“I have done better than I thought I would and that is due to the amount of hard work I put in at school. The extra after-school sessions help. I am feeling happy.” Well done, Brandon! https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/O4tjd6FDGg

27/08/19

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Congratulations - you must be so proud! I am very excited that so many of these wonderful students in this photo have enrolled with us today. The calibre of your students is always fantastic! TMR https://t.co/xCgfxsmgei

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22/08/19

Students and staff were today celebrating at Burnt Mill Academy as the summer’s GCSE results were released. https://t.co/UyTwzBhk0W https://t.co/o6W7oP5bTe

15/08/19

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15/08/19

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Do you love to sing or play an instrument? We are enrolling now for new band members aged 11-18 Join us for a FREE Taster Sessions Friday 6-8pm Join a band for the new term starting in September

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14/08/19

Starting big school in September is a little less scary now children have had a chance to try it out. Students joining Year 7 at Burnt Mill Academy at the start of the new school year have had the opportunity to sample life at secondary school. https://t.co/ndmBdP4Kh8 https://t.co/2HLefoe6lE

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Music

Exam board: OCR
Course code/specification number: J536
Level of qualification: GCSE, Level 2

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Instrumental techniques used for chosen instrument..
  • How the music is performed, and what it is used for – the culture it comes from.
  • How the singers/instruments work together in the performances.
  • How technology is used and how it has developed
  • How the music is composed for each purpose – (use of the elements, different musical devices, tonalities, structures)

What will students learn about?

Area of Study 1 My Music: Learners should study any of the following: • any instrument • voice – this can include styles such as rapping or beatboxing • DJ-ing • sequencing – realisation using ICT.

Area of Study 2 The Concerto Through Time: Learners should study The Concerto and its development from 1650 to 1910 through: • the Baroque Solo Concerto • the Baroque Concerto Grosso • the Classical Concerto • the Romantic Concerto.

Area of Study 3 Rhythms of the World: Learners should study the tradi- tional rhythmic roots from four geographical regions of the world: • India and Punjab • Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East • Africa • Central and South America.

Area of Study 4 Film Music: Learners should study a range of music used for films including: • music that has been composed specifically for a film • music from the Western Classical tradition that has been used within a film • music that has been composed as a soundtrack for a video game.

Area of Study 5 Conventions of Pop: Learners should study a range of popular music from the 1950s to the present day, focussing on: • Rock ‘n’ Roll of the 1950s and 1960s • Rock Anthems of the 1970s and 1980s • Pop Ballads of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s • Solo Artists from 1990 to the present day.

How will students’ learning be assessed?

  • Integrated portfolio (30%): A performance, a composition and a commentary, all related to Area of Study 1 (the composition and commentary are all part of controlled coursework)
  • Practical component (30%): Ensemble performance & composi- tion to a set brief. The ensemble performance can be on any instrument and of any genre. This is internally assessed.
  • Listening Test (40%): Listening, appraisal & notation skills as- sessed in an exam at the end of the course. Externally assessed.

What grades can students access?

Students can achieve grades 9-1

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

BTEC qualifications, music technology, performing arts or media. Apprenticeships in recording engineering, music publish assistant, radio broadcast assistant.

A level – music, performance studies, music technology 

For further information please contact:

Ms. C. Casey Head of Faculty caseyc@burntmill.essex.sch.uk 
 

 

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