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28/07/21

Burnt Mill Academy is pleased to have been able to contribute to this study by Daily contact COVID-19 testing for students effective at controlling transmission in schools | University of Oxford https://t.co/YFMt294G9l

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19/07/21

Burnt Mill Academy has been selected as part of the second round of the Prime Minister’s school rebuilding programme. 50 schools will be able to build new and improved facilities as part of the government programme. https://t.co/4zUD5TtD2j https://t.co/zLuvdicI1C

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19/07/21

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We’ve announced the next 50 of the 500 schools to benefit from major rebuilding work, as part of our pledge to give every child access to the best classrooms, no matter where they live in England. The head of Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow tells us the difference this will make. https://t.co/RINxVzSvag

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19/07/21

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Dear Thank you for giving us a home for two years. Without you we wouldn't have existed. We will be eternally grateful and never forget your kindness. Have a wonderful summer. SFG 💙♥️💛BMA https://t.co/cFFBbcJQey

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08/07/21

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We're Hiring! 🎉 We have a variety of catering roles available in our primary and secondary schools in Harlow (Essex). 🧑‍🍳 Full details of our Cook Supervisor and Catering Assistant roles can be seen on https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/iSdR9aoZZ8

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08/07/21

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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/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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02/07/21

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We're proud to announce that we are joining the as part of the launch of a new and exciting campaign 🎉 We have a variety of Free taster sessions for Over 65s Families and Kids🥊 Find our schedule and booking links on https://t.co/xbEiNSp1Cr https://t.co/wtxZsZoGGv

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21/06/21

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11/06/21

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RT. Calling all budding rockstars. Open auditions Friday 7-9pm come on in -Katherines Hatch join a band and build confidence and friendships https://t.co/71EZ9L8GRZ

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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07/06/21

Young people are racing to join relaunched sport clubs as restrictions ease. Students at Burnt Mill are signing up for after-school clubs as they reopen after lockdown. More than 50 Year 7 to 11 students are attending each club. ⚽️ https://t.co/Szui0viTqA https://t.co/QEkdhyT0ZC

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18/05/21

What better way to learn about reproduction than to watch chickens hatch live? That was how students in the Year 8 nurture group at Burnt Mill Academy accessed the key part of the curriculum. https://t.co/wfQJ8bxtYZ https://t.co/2gziMEMRyn

12/05/21

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10/05/21

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Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a HR Officer. For more information visit https://t.co/P5BQrFQBd8 https://t.co/q5Ywc90mE8

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28/04/21

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16/04/21

An American author paid a personal, virtual, visit to children to help them to overcome the challenges they face in life. Students studying ASDAN life skills at Burnt Mill Academy enjoyed reading Mockingbird so much they contacted author . https://t.co/atRIGtcNLS https://t.co/dy9GncGXHE

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12/04/21

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The efforts of teachers, support staff and teams in our family of schools have resulted in 30 industry accolades. Schools within BMAT have attracted a high number of nominations in this year’s Essex Teaching Awards. https://t.co/LfPYvlNgdY https://t.co/gneRlgCAts

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06/04/21

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28/03/21

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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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