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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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08/08/19

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An exciting day today as the temp classrooms for are delivered on site at . https://t.co/49HcmhyoeZ

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19/07/19

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How science features in the world around us was demonstrated to young scientists. on Tour brought the subject to students at BMAT STEM Academy. Fellow students from schools also got to experience the Careering Into Science show. https://t.co/z8nwuIM6AL https://t.co/pwsucb0EYE

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19/07/19

Secondary school students have received praise for their work to enrich the experiences of their primary peers. Students from Burnt Mill Academy have been working closely with fellow school https://t.co/QR1QNYeIqv https://t.co/wt6XnLF3fx

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19/07/19

A former Harlow teacher battling a rare disease in Canada is taking a virtual trip down memory lane. https://t.co/cIQgaELuxj https://t.co/5nAnkUHYXB

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17/07/19

West End stars took time away from the big stage to teach students their famous routine. plays the lead role of Jamie in Everybody’s Talking About . Layton visited Burnt Mill along with , who plays Cy in the show. https://t.co/R2jXCaXgmz https://t.co/GK1fX51Lo9

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16/07/19

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Students from three partner schools came together for their first shared trip abroad. BMAT schools , in Epping; and Academy, both in Harlow, gave their students an opportunity to visit Paris together. Full story - https://t.co/yecS598WrJ https://t.co/qtK3nF0Wbo

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11/07/19

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VACANCY: Educational Welfare Officer Based at Designated Academies (across Essex) https://t.co/ZatL1uBbwk https://t.co/H1fXUHoYQa

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09/07/19

Our school’s efforts to raise awareness of men’s health issues has earned it national recognition. The community at Burnt Mill Academy has been named as one of the top 50 UK supporters of https://t.co/UIvgYeMFUx https://t.co/Q1xFVSieln

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08/07/19

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A brilliant(and hot!)final this evening celebrating the passion&hard work of the students of on the programme. Lots of great social action & knowledge. Well done to everyone involved.£1000 for the winning team 👏🏻Thank you https://t.co/lOgL0ObJCN

08/07/19

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Isaac Jones

And a HUUUGE thank you to for funding the programme this year! Another £1,000 to a great cause chosen by students!

08/07/19

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Isaac Jones

I've just been hearing all about how amazing the students were last night at the first ever Final at the Academy! Really inspiring to hear about the they have done to support their chosen charities! Wish I could have been there!

08/07/19

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were the winners of the £1,000 First Give grant! First Give really was a whole school affair at - they smashed it! Well done all 🌟 https://t.co/L9vMOD3YKj

08/07/19

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Streets2HomesProjectWorker

The presentations were fabulous, it really demonstrated how classes had a real passion to win for their chosen charity !!!! All great causes but super happy won £1000 Well done to all and excellent scheme 👏🏻

08/07/19

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Neela hibbert

It great to hear that youth are getting involve in social inclusion giving vulnerable people hope at challenging times. Well done Burnt Mill Academy. Harlow Ethnic Minority Umbrella.

08/07/19

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Kerrie Eastman

Thank you to all we are overwhelmed at the support shown by pupils.....and thrilled to be awarded £1000 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/5wEDpYKxjF

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01/07/19

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Well done at https://t.co/kn07ON91la

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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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